Bullying is a form of youth violence and an adverse childhood experience. CDC defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance, and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated.
HOW CAN WE STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS?
-Promote family environments that support healthy development
-Provide quality education in early life
-Strengthen youth’s skills
-Connect youth to caring adults and activities
-Create protective community environments
-Intervene to lessen harms and prevent future risk
Content source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention