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ERIC Number: ED532217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Bullying and Cyberbullying at Colleges and Universities. Prevention Update
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention
According to, an official U.S. government Web site managed by the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Department of Education and Department of Justice, definitions of bullying vary, but "most agree that bullying involves: (1) Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power to control or harm and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves; (2) Intent to Cause Harm: actions done by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm; and (3) Repetition: incidents of bullying happen to the same person over and over by the same person or group." Bullying can be verbal (name-calling, teasing), social (spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships), physical (hitting, punching, shoving), and cyberbullying (using the Internet, mobile telephones, or other digital technologies to harm others). This paper presents data on bullying and cyberbullying at colleges and universities.
Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Education Development Center, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED); Office of Safe and Healthy Students (ED)