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Definitions of bullying vary widely; however, most definitions include the following elements:
- Intent to cause harm: whether directly or indirectly, the main motivation for the bully is to physically, emotionally, socially, or psychologically injure their victim.
- Imbalance of power: the bully uses their strength or control to manipulate their victim.
- Repeated: often this is not a one time incident, but a series of harmful incidents performed by the same individual or groups of individuals towards another individual or group of individuals.
Types of Bullying
- Mental or Emotional
Bullying of these types occurs in several places: home, school, malls, on the street, etc. Cyberbulling, bullying that takes place on the internet or through text messages, has come to the forefront of places where bullying takes place.
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