What is Bullying?

“He’s bullying me!”  “She’s bullying me!!”  On many school campuses, the term “bullying” has become more of a joke than a real accusation. The term is used so often that it loses its power. As a full time anti-bullying speaker, I help students understand the real meaning of what is bullying?

Bullying is defined by the U.S. Government as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” (StopBullying.Gov).

Ultimately bullying is about power. It’s a power grab. And if you don’t know how to respond to a bully, you’ll probably just fight back or run away. In this video post, I describe my experience with how I learned to deal with bullying and how I broke free from the victim mindset.