Bullying & Harassment:

Bullying is an intentional behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a student, either physically or emotionally, and can happen while at school, in the community, or online. Those bullying often have more social or physical “power,” while those targeted have difficulty stopping the behavior. The behavior is typically repeated, though it can be a one-time incident. Students often describe bullying as when 'someone makes you feel less about who you are as a person.1

Harassment is behavior which has the effect of humiliating intimidating or coercing someone through personal attack; that can cause the recipient to be embarrassed, uncomfortable, and cause distress. Any behavior that is unwelcome, unwanted, or unsolicited where the recipient regards it as offensive or undesirable.2 

Bullying:

Cyberbullying facts, statistics and preventation

Resources for help with bullying and cyberbullying 

Harassment: 

What Kids and Teens can do about Sexual Harassment

 

For more information on Bullying & Harassment, go to:

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

https://www.usaswimming.org/safe-sport/deal-with-a-safe-sport-concern

https://www.stompoutbullying.org/

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1Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). (2020, July 29). Stop Bullying Home Page. Retrieved from https://www.stopbullying.gov/
2Woolery, J. (2009, August 01). Harassment Powerpoint. Retrieved from https://www.slideshare.net/ankenytemp/harassment-powerpoint