What is considered bullying?

Bullying can include what is known as assault and battery which is the illegal approach and touching of another individual without permission or justification. The touching must be done in a rude, angry, insulting, or vengeful way. The battery is the actual committing of a physical harm to the person. Bullying can also be threats which take place over the …

How is bullying handled at school?

In school, bullying can be physical, verbal, or written whether electronic or paper. It is any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate or humiliate the victim who has the perception that the aggressor is in the position of power over repeated times and is causing severe emotional trauma. Bullying is not ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or …

What about bullying outside of school?

If you are touched by someone who purposely touches you without your permission without excuse or justification, he or she may have committed a battery provided that the touching was done in a rude, angry, insulting, or vengeful way. An assault does not have to include actual harm, but a battery is the actual committing of a harm to a person. …

When is it not bullying?

Everyone knows that we have the First Amendment, and we are permitted to freely state our opinions, but we are not allowed to harm others with our statements. If we cause others to feel fear or to feel threatened, our speech will not be protected. The test becomes whether a reasonable person would feel fear due to the statements that …

What do I do about someone bullying me?

Call the police if the danger is immediate. You may wish to consult a lawyer to see exactly how you should approach the matter. You can potentially also take out a criminal warrant by contacting the magistrate in the county or city where the act occurred. If the bullying occurs at school, contact a school official or the school police …

What do I do if charges are brought against me?

Do not volunteer information to anyone without consulting a lawyer. By volunteering information you may be incriminating yourself. A lawyer can give you legal guidance. Serious criminal charges can result, and your perspective may not be the way that others will view the case. If a confrontation resulted from the bullying, you may wish to consult a lawyer before considering …