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A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Bullying.

Background Information

Bullying can be defined as, "unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance" (, and can range from teasing and inappropriate comments to threats and physical violence. Use the following sources to learn more about the different contexts in which bullying occurs, its consequences, and steps being taken to prevent bullying.