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Bullying is the repeated use of power and aggression to deliberately inflict physical, emotional, and social abuse intending to harm and oppress a victim.
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes. Bullying is a conscious, willful and deliberate hostile activity, intended to harm. ~more~
The one thing that all kids who are bullied have in common is that a bully or a bunch of bullies has targeted them. Each one was singled out to be the object of scorn, and thus the recipient of bullying, merely because he or she was different in some way. ~more~
Bystanders are the third group of players in this tragedy. They are the supporting cast who aid and abet the bully, through acts of omission and commission. They stand idly by or look away, or they can actively encourage the bully or join in and become one of a bunch of bullies. Injustice overlooked or ignored becomes a contagion that infects even those who thought they could turn away. ~more~