Anti-Bullying and Legal Workshops
For Quebec schools, the law defines bullying as including these elements:
- repeated actions or words;
- the behaviour excludes or hurts the victim and makes the victim feel powerless;
- the bully has power over the victim
Behaviour that includes these elements is bullying even if the bully does not intend to cause harm.
Behaviour can be bullying even if the victim is not present. For example, a bully could say hurtful things about the victim to someone else, and the victim could find out about it later. Bullying can also take place over the Internet.