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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, January 9, 2014

"Proposed Virginia Criminal Ban on “Bullying”"

Eugene Volokh criticizes the proposal at The Volokh Proposal. Query: How will the Socratic Method fare under this definition of "bullying"?:

“Bullying” means any aggressive and unwanted behavior that is intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate the victim; involves a real or perceived power imbalance between the aggressor or aggressors and victim; and is repeated over time or causes severe emotional trauma. “Bullying” includes cyber bullying. “Bullying” does not include ordinary teasing, horseplay, argument, or peer conflict.

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