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What is bullying?

Bullying can sometimes be confused with thoughtless, or even intentionally mean behavior.  However, in order for a child's actions to truly be considered "bullying," there are a few characteristics that must be present:
1.  The behavior must be unwanted and aggressive.  
2. There must be an imbalance of power.  The bully will use physical strength, size, access to embarrassing information, or popularity to control or harm others.
3. The bullying behaviors must happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.  True bullying shows a pattern of repetition.

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Thank you for taking the time to talk to your student about making our schools safer and more welcoming for everyone.  Should your child experience something that meets the criteria of bullying, please do not hesitate to report it.  To report an instance of bullying in your child's school, please complete a Bully Incident Report.