Bullying is so prevalent that states are passing anti-bullying laws. Indiana did so in 2005. Indiana Code 20-33-8 defines bullying as,
“overt, repeated acts or gestures, including
(1) verbal or written communications transmitted;
(2) physical acts committed; or
(3) any other behaviors committed;
by a student or group of students against another student with the intent to harass, ridicule, humiliate, intimidate, or harm the other student.