can encompass a wide variety of actions but generally includes behaviour that is intended to extend one's power over someone else through intimidation and exclusion. While usually associated with young people, adults are more than capable of engaging in bullying behaviour. Bullying can include both verbal and non-verbal actions. See also PERSONAL HARASSMENT.
is the persistent, offensive, abusive, intimidating or insulting behaviour, abuse of power or unfair penal sanctions which makes the recipient feel upset, threatened, humiliated or vulnerable, which undermines their self-confidence and which may cause them to suffer stress. For harassment prevention training programs visit our Harassment Prevention Training Products Category.
"Bullying may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient" (From: Bullying and harassment at work: guidance for employees, ACAS). Bullying is often seen as a form of harassment. See our toolkit on harasment and bullying Also see NEON's articles and presentations on bullying
the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
Physically, mentally, and/or emotionally intimidating and/or harming an individual or members of a group; here, intimidating or harming individuals whose sexual orientation or gender identity is somehow threatening to the bully
An on-going situation in which a person is abused, threatened or assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. This includes all forms or harassment, intimidation, physical threats or assaults and other intrusive behaviours.
The intentional or perceived causing of pain, distress, anxiety, humiliation or social exclusion to one child by one or more other children, by physical or verbal means, or through damage or loss of property.
raising heavily against short-stacked players to steal their chips
Cruelty and intimidation by teasing, taunting, threatening, hitting, stealing, excluding, ignoring, posting hostile online messages, etc.
is written or oral expression or physical conduct that a school district's board of trustees or the board's designee determines: To have the effect of physically harming a student, damaging a student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of harm to the student's person or of damage to the student's property; or To be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to create an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for a student.
Offensive, intimidating, malicious, insulting or humiliating behaviour, abuse of power or authority which attempts to undermine an individual or group of employees to case them to suffer stress. (MSF Union 1994)
Bullying involves the tormenting of others through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. There is currently no legal definition of bullying.