Bullying is a pattern of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children where one child uses control over another.
Bullies often pick on someone over whom they think they can have power. Many bullies act this way to gain attention. They might think bullying is a way become more popular, more important or to get something they want.
Common bullying behaviors include:
- Saying mean things or making fun
- Name-calling, threatening, teasing, scaring or coercing
- Leaving a kid out of a group on purpose
- Hitting, kicking or pushing another child