According to students at Sam Houston Elementary, a bully is someone who might call you names or toss you into a dumpster.
To cope with the anger that might result from bullying, you may want to jump up and down to let it all out, or just kick a chair instead of your bully.
As part of an after-school program, more than 60 kindergarten through fifth-grade students gathered Thursday to learn about the negative affects of bullying and disrespect, and how to put a stop to both.
The program is facilitated by AlphaBEST Education, which provides extended day learning programs for school districts across the country, including the Bryan Independent School District.
Markesha Ford, area manager of AlphaBEST, said Sam Houston Elementary teachers and administrators had begun to notice an increase in name-calling and general bullying.
"I think the issue now is kids don't really recognize that they are bullying others or that they are being bullied," Ford said. "Instead of them coming in and listening to us talk about it and constantly reminding them, we wanted to add some games to it and make it educational, but have a good time."
Thursday's after-school program began with an interactive discussion about what a bully is and how to deal with anger.
Ben Morris and Christy Robbins, representatives with Twin City Missions Youth and Family Services, led the discussion about anger.
"Do your parents get angry?" Morris asked to a resounding and spirited "yes!"
"Anger gets a bad rap," he said. "It's not always a bad thing. It's the bad things you do when you get angry."
Morris and Robbins said Twin City Missions offers counseling to families and youth at no cost as a part of the Services to At-Risk Youth (STAR) program.
"We're always looking for clients and wanting to educate and promote awareness on how to be a better family member, and family altogether," Robbins said.
Morris and Robbins said speaking at Thursday's event is their way of being proactive in the community.
After the discussions, students rotated through three stations, playing games revolving around the three school rules: Be responsible, be respectful and be safe.
Steven Norris, a 9-year-old third-grader, wrote his definition of a bully on a sheet of paper, tossed it on the tile and stomped on top of it with a grimace, along with several other participants.
Norris said he interprets bullying as "meanness."
"You shouldn't do it because it hurts other people," he said.
Norris said he has been bullied at school and "it didn't feel good."
"You should tell a teacher if someone is bullying you."
Ford said parents were invited to enroll their children in to the after-school program at the beginning of the school year.
"Our purpose is to change the after-school environment and teach them things they can use, while making it fun," Ford said.