What is Bullying? and Examples of Bullying

On the floor with her head on her knees, a teenager suffering from depression and anxiety

Bullying is the use of force and repeated aggressive behavior where a person in a position of power deliberately cause harm physically or emotionally. Children’s bullying is a major problem in the United States. It leads to long-term biological and psychological consequences for all involved, including victims and bullies. Bullying can take many forms including verbal, physical, relational, and cyber. There are two ways in which it can happen: in person or online. When it occurs online, it is more difficult to detect and intervene. In addition to anxiety, depression, PTSD, and social isolation, bullying has long-term effects on interpersonal relationships.

Examples of bullying

It is important to keep in mind that a single act does not constitute bullying behavior in these examples.