What is bullying?

The ingredients of bullying include repeated unwanted aggressive behavior, real or perceived power imbalance, and purposeful intent to hurt socially, physically, and verbally. 


In Gap Tooth Smile Girl, Tamcat experienced social bullying. The girls in her class intentionally excluded her from their group. This same group of girls sought to embarrass Tamcat in public. The following video is a powerful representation of what bullying looks like to a child.

Check out these Youth Resources to help you learn more about bullying, what it looks like, and its effect.


  1. Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig

  2. The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids By Sign Whitson

  3. The No More Bullying Book for Kids By Vanessa Green Allen

  4. Wonder by R. J. Palacio


Check out these Parent Resources to learn about bullying, how to prevent it, and how to put an end to it.


  1. Bullied by Carrie Goldman

  2. I Didn’t Know I Was a Bully by Melissa Richards

  3. The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander by  Barbara Coloroso

  4. Words Will Never Hurt Me by Sally Northway Ogden

  5. Unselfie by Michele Borba