Bullying Definition:Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
In order to be considered bullying, the behavior 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 if they involve the same people.
· Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.BMHS Bullying HotlineStudents may use the Bullying Report Form to report any bullying experienced or witnessed at BMHS. Parents, you may also use this form to report any potential bullying situation involving your student.