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What Is Bullying?
What is bullying?
What Is Bullying?

Bullying! Even the word conjures up uncomfortable feelings in adults today who were victims of classroom or playground teasing, taunting, or physical aggression. What may have been considered benign name-calling in the past continues to manifest itself in painful ways for those students who are victimized. This is not a typical rite of passage. Rather, it is a serious issue deserving the intervention of adults. and while prevalence figures vary greatly, 20 to 30 percent of students are involved in bullying, either as a bully or a victim (Rose, Monda-Amaya, & Espelage, 2011).

Stop Bullying Now (n.d., http://stopbullying.gov), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Bullying Prevention Program, defines bullying as aggressive behavior that is intentional and ...

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