Is this OK for a learner to be aggressively staring someone out while working in a school / College / Academy environment? [see my other related posts] but i wanted to know what general policies that educational environments might have? if any? When I encounter aggressive staring I often let it go at first but if the behaviour continues then I challenge it. I inform young people that if they do that outside school or even inside then things could happen; people beleive you are threatening them. It is bad behaviour, offensive and I ask them to refrain from it. As adults we know what it may mean. In nature animals understand it as aggressive; dogs may attack you or if you go to the zoo an animal may charge towards you... I think we all understand it. Holding eye contact for longer than normal can send a powerful message. ... The eyes are piercing and intense, unblinking, and seem to want to penetrate the eyes of another. An aggressive stare is even more intense and happens by narrowing the eyes and creating a deep focus. Staring can be interpreted mostly as being either hostile, or possibly the result of intense concentration or affection. Staring behaviour can be considered a form of aggression, or an invasion of an individual's privacy.