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In colloquial speech, bullying is most often used to describe a form of harassment perpetrated by someone who is in some way more powerful, physically or socially, than a weaker peer.

Researchers generally accept that bullying contains four essential elements.

First, the behavior is aggressive and negative.

Second, the behavior is carried out repeatedly.

Third, the behavior occurs in a relationship where there is an imbalance of power between the parties involved.

And fourth, the behavior is purposeful.

Bullying is broken into two categori

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