Bullying is when hurtful or upsetting things are repeatedly said or done to people. Bullying is also called harassment or peer abuse.
- It can involve physical violence such as hitting, kicking, punching, pushing or verbal violence including teasing and name-calling.
- It can also include damaging, stealing or hiding a victim’s things or making demands for money or favours.
- Another form is to exclude victims, by encouraging others not to have anything to do with them, spreading lies or stories about them, ignoring them and not speaking to them.
- Another type of harassment is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying uses technology to harass, embarrass or threaten to hurt someone physically
Bullying is a form of violence and a way of having power over others. It needs to be taken seriously as it can have long-term effects on the child being bullied, the one doing the bullying and those who witness it.
Bullying often happens in plac