What is Bullying?

What is Bullying?

Because, people seem challenged to clearly define it. The word was first used in the 1530s, at which time it meant “sweetheart”. My, how times change…

  1. Power is involved.
  1. The behaviors are (mostly) a strategy trying to address a perceived need to protect or advance perceived social status.
  2. A quality of secrecy insulates the actor from adult interference, from negative social back-lash, or from both.

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