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How is Bullying Defined? Student Response

How is Bullying Defined? Student Response

Last week on PACERTalks About Bullying, we answered the question, “How is bullying defined?” in 60 seconds or less. On today’s episode, we are having students share their responses to the same question.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 2:51 minutes
  • Date Posted: 9/11/2019

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 3

We are thrilled to return for a third season of PACERTalks About Bullying with more interviews, stories, and tips on making the world a kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive place. New this season is the “60 second response,” in which students, adults, and PACER's NBPC staff help answer your most frequently asked questions about bullying prevention.


>> Hey, everyone. Welcome back to Pacer Talks About Bullying. I'm Bailey. We're glad you're here.

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I am really excited for this week's episode of Pacer Talks About Bullying. Last week, we answered the question: How is bullying defined in 60 seconds or less? In today's episode, we're having 3 students respond to the exact same question, so they'll be sharing their responses to how bullying is defined in 60 seconds or less. They have some really amazing insight to share so, let's get into the episode.

>> Bullying can look like somebody calling somebody a name, being mean to them, just like being mean in general, but mainly-- well, mainly, sometimes it's physical, which is really bad, but mainly name-calling and physical. Bullying probably makes other kids feel really bad and like they don't belong where they are and that they're not really smart and they shouldn't really be there. Like, if somebody, for instance, wants to play a game with you, you don't just say, 'No'. They're just going to go over there and not want to play with you. That's mean, but if you say, 'Yeah, sure, come on over. Let's go play!', then that's not bullying, which is really what you want to do.

>> I would define bullying as something that hurts someone or makes someone feel small. Bullying can be physical, it can be verbal, or it can be like cyber-bullying, it can be a lot of things. All types are hurtful because, like, no matter what it is, it still hurts. Bullying can make you feel like you're not like worth it, that you're small, it can just like make you feel bad about yourself.

>> I think bullying is like when people don't have any friends or they just like don't know what to do and so they end up injuring or trying to make other people feel bad about it. Bullying with words, bullying with like physically, and it could be bullying on the internet or cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is like maybe somebody bullied you on social media. People think differently, but I would say that they can all be hurtful in their own way.

>> And that wraps up this week's episode of Pacer Talks About Bullying. Thank you so much to all of the amazing students involved in this episode. We'll see you right back here next week, and remember, together we can create a world without bullying. See ya!

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