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Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
• Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying.• Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide.
Bullying can happen anywhere, but depending on theenvironment, some groups may be at an increased risk. No singlefactor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bulling others. Bullyingcan happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending onthe environment, some groups—such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, ortransgender (LGBT) youth, youth with disabilities, and socially isolatedyouth—may be at an increased risk of being bullied.
Parents, school staff, and other adults in thecommunity can help kids prevent bullying bytalking about it, building a safe schoolenvironment, and creating a community-widebullying prevention strategy. Find out what youcan do by responding to bullying.