Join Country Home in the effort to stop bullying and cyberbullying TODAY, October 6th! We want to drive awareness of anti bullying programs and STOMP Out Bullying around the world! To bring awareness to bullying at Country Home this week, we will be sending out helpful information for parents about childhood bullying.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is the use of aggression with the purpose of hurting another person. It can include:

  • Physical violence and outbreaks
  • Verbal taunts, name-calling, put-downs, heckling, etc.
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Stealing of money and personal items
  • Exclusion and rejection from the peer group

Bullying vs. Childhood Conflicts

  • Bullying is intentional. The victim does not knowingly aggravate the bully, and they may have made it clear that the behavior is unwelcome.
  • The behavior is often recurring. Bullying is generally a repeated action, but can sometimes be a single incident.
  • The incident involves hurtful acts, words, or other behavior. Bullying is a damaging act intended to hurt someone else.
  • The act is committed by one or more people against another. Bullying can be done by a single person or by a group.
  • There is a real or perceived imbalance of power. A child without power cannot bully.

Power can be defined as:

  • Intimidation
  • Physical strength
  • Social status

Check our blog throughout the week. We’ll be sharing more information about bullying so together we can stomp out bullying.