Physically, mentally, and/or emotionally intimidating and/or harming an individual or members of a group. These actions are done repeatedly in person, through technology, and/or through social exclusion with the intent of being hurtful or threatening. 

To be considered bullying, the behaviour must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even involving the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviours happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.