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 phone or electronically by means such as a computer. Stalking can be another form of bullying where a person is threatening or menacing, placing another person or the person’s family or household members in reasonable fear of death, criminal sexual assault or bodily injury.