Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior which occurs in the context of a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior often includes a person or group of persons targeted based on their appearance, behavior, race, religion, social status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Incidents of bullying are usually repeated over time. In this Issue Brief, an overview of what bullying is and its effects, signs that a student may be involved in bullying, a brief discussion of what schools can do to address and mitigate the issue, as well as some programs and strategies to consider implementing in your school community.
Produced in collaboration by Advancing IDEAS for Health and RMC Health with support from The Colorado Health Foundation.