What is bullying?

  • Georgia Law (OCGA 20-2-751.4) defines bullying as:

    1. Any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by an apparent present ability to do so;
    2. Any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm; or
    3. Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, which a reasonable person would perceive as being intended to threaten, harass, or intimidate, that:
      • Causes another person substantial physical harm within the meaning of Code Section 16-5-23.1 or visible bodily harm as defined in Code Section 16-5-23.1;
      • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education;
      • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening education environment; or
      • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school