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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

  • October 7, 2013

So What Are Definitions Related to Name-Calling, Bullying and Bias?

Anti-bias: A term to describe the active commitment to challenging prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination.

Bias: An inclination or preference either for or against an individual or group that interferes with impartial judgment.

Bullying: The repeated actions or threats of action directed toward a person by one or more people who have or are perceived to have more power or status than their target in order to cause fear, distress or harm. Bullying can be physical, verbal, psychological or any combination of these three.

Cyberbullying: The intentional and repeated mistreatment of others through the use of technology, such as computers, cell phones and other electronic devices.

Name-calling: The use of language to defame, demean or degrade individuals or groups.


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