Johnsville Elementary Bully Report
What is Bullying?
The Anoka-Hennepin School Board has adopted the following defintion of bullying.
Bullying is a conscious, willful, and deliberate hostile activity intended to induce intimidation through the threat of further emotional or physical harm.
It includes the following three elements:
- Imbalance of power: The bully can be older, bigger, stronger, more verbally adept, higher up on the social ladder, of a different race or of the opposite sex. Sheer numbers of kids banded together to bully will create this imbalance.
- Intent to harm: The bully means to inflict emotional and/or physical pain, and expects the action to hurt. Bullying is no accident, mistake, or slip of the tongue.
- A pattern of behavior: The negative behavior toward the victims has happened more than once and has caused fear in the victim that it will happen again.