For our students. If you need to speak with your school social worker, you may do the following: - Ask your teacher for a pass to Student Services. - Stop by on your way to the lunchroom.
"Someone is bullying me." The difference between someone being rude, someone being mean, and someone being a bully: Rude = Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else. Mean = Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone once (or maybe twice). Bullying = Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power.
When determining if a negative interaction with a peer can be considered bullying, ask yourself if it meets the A, B, C, and D criteria of bullying.
A- Aggressive: The person attacks you physically, socially, or emotionally.
B- Balance of Power is Unequal: The balance of power is usually unequal. For example, they are bigger than you, older than you, or perceived to be more "popular" than you.
C- Consistent: This has happened more than once over a period of time.
D- Deliberate: The person did this with the intent to hurt or harm you.