What do you mean, bullying behaviors?
Bullying can be defined as a subcategory of aggressive behavior that is characterized by three minimum criteria:
• Hostile intent to harm or humiliate someone
• Imbalance of power including perceptions about physical strength, popularity, looks, position, embarrassing information, finances, beliefs, values--almost any difference from the brain that is doing the bullying behavior
• Repetition in that it happened more than once or has the potential for happening again
Bullying behaviors occur throughout society and not just in schools. It occurs in marriages, relationships, sports, beliefs about politics and/or religion, and you name it.
Where do bullying behaviors come from? (more to come)