Bullying is a ritualized offense against someone who cannot defend himself/herself.
Bullying is characterized by:
- An aggressive act directed against a victim, by one or more persons together.
- An uneven relationship in strength between the person(s) who bully and the victim.
- Recurring aggressive actions occurring over time.
These three criteria must be there for us to call it bullying.
Bullying is not a conflict between more or less equal parties.