What is bullying?
Types of bullying behaviourBullying can be physical, verbal or social. It takes place in person and online. Current campaigns aimed at raising awareness of cyberbullying might lead you to believe it is the most prevalent form of bullying children are exposed to. This isn’t so. Traditional or playground or face-to-face bullying is still more prevalent than cyberbullying. Almost all students who are cyberbullied are also bullied face-to-face. Teasing, spreading rumours and deliberately causing someone to feel left out are the most common among young people but the least recognised by adults.
Your definition of bullyingSometimes the child who is being bullied may not recognise this is what’s happening. Write a definition of bullying you can use to explain to children to help them understand what bullying is. You might like to share your definition with everyone in the comments and invite feedback.
Bullying in Schools: How Should Teachers Respond?
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