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WHAT IS BULLYING?
Bullying is the intentional exclusion
of targeted youths in activities or
social events, gossiping meanly about
others, unprovoked physical and
verbal attacks, or using the Internet to
anonymously and repeatedly harass
and verbally attack others.
Refl ecting an imbalance of power,
the bully can be older, bigger, more
verbally adept, higher up on the social
ladder, of a different race or of the
opposite sex. Sheer numbers of kids
banded together to bully also can
create this imbalance.
ABOUT THE COLORADO TRUST
The Colorado Trust has worked closely with nonprofi t organizations in every
county across the state to improve health and well-being. To build on these
efforts and address growing needs to expand health coverage and care, The
Colorado Trust committed to a 10-year goal to achieve access to health for all
Coloradans by 2018.
ABOUT THE BULLYING PREVENTION INITIATIVE
The Colorado Trust’s $9 million Bullying Prevention Initiative has helped school
districts, schools and community-based organizations to prevent and intervene
in bullying statewide. The 45 grantees in this 2005-2008 initiative estimate they
have reached 50,000 young people and adults in 40 counties.
The Colorado Trust wishes to acknowledge Cadre Colorado, LLC; JVA
Consulting, LLC; The Partnership for Families and Children; Colorado Springs
Assets for Youth; and Schoolhouse Communications for their contributions to
this initiative and report.
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