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Chapter 9: Undercover Anti-Bullying Teams
Here is a definition of bullying from a prominent bullying researcher, Dan Olweus (1993):
A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students. (p. 9)
[Page 122]Olweus explains further that “negative actions” refers to the intentional infliction of injury or discomfort and includes threatening, teasing, taunting, and name-calling, as well as physical assaults. We may add to this definition by noting that one-off egregious assaults can also be included in the kinds of behaviors that produce an atmosphere of threat.
Bullying is a very ...