October is National Bullying Prevention Month

“Bullying is 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. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.” (stopbullying.gov)

Bullying. We hold on to the 1950s image of the big kid on the playground taunting, name calling, pushing, and intimidating other children. While that image still has validity, bullying is not the exclusive domain of boys nor is it necessarily one child bullying other children, as stories of peer group bullying in the national media have shown. Even the landscape of bullying has changed. (more…)

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