Domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that may include inflicted physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, progressive social isolation, deprivation, intimidation and threats. These behaviors are perpetrated by someone who is, was, or wishes to be involved in an intimate or dating relationship with an adult or adolescent, and are aimed at establishing control by one partner over the other, (as defined by the Family Violence Prevention Fund).
What is Bullying?
Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself.
- Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
- Spreading bad rumors about people
- Keeping certain people out of a "group"
- Teasing people in a mean way
- Getting certain people to "gang up" on others
What is Cyber Bullying?
Bullying can also happen online or electronically. Cyber bullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones, or other cyber technology. This can include:
- Sending mean text, email, or instant messages
- Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites
- Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone
Domestic Violence: The Facts
What is Domestic Violence?