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Bullying

Bullying can be defined as consistent, purposeful negative behavior that is directed toward another individual or the persistent abuse of power, which is perpetrated by children and adolescents against their more vulnerable peers. It can take many forms including physical, verbal, and social aggression and is a prevalent part of school life that can have serious, detrimental effects on those who are involved. It can also occur among adults in workplace settings. Although girls and boys are equally likely to be involved in bullying, girls are more likely than boys to use social aggression. Bullies themselves are often quick tempered and may target their victims simply for fun or because they often have many witnesses, including teachers, and can gain a great deal of status ...

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