Bullying means doing things, on purpose, that hurt another student’s body or their feelings. Bullying means that someone keeps doing it even after you ask them to Stop. Examples: Frequent teasing; rumor spreading; scaring someone on purpose, threats, or harm; using computers or cell phones (texting) to bully).
When is it Bullying? When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, it’s Rude. Not Bullying.
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that’s Mean. Not Bullying.
Teasing back and forth is NOT Bullying. Bullying is one way. When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it, even when you tell them to stop or show you’re upset – or if they stop but do it again and again – THAT’S BULLYING!!
Harassment is when students are bullied because of the color of their skin, or because they are a boy or a girl; or because they have a disability. Examples include calling someone a name because of the color of their skin, calling someone a “retard”; or saying “that’s so gay”.
All questions are asking about school. This includes things that happen in school; on the way to school; and on the way home from school.