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Bulling – How is it defined?

An article in the Times Educational Supplement  by Ian Rivers looks at how bullying is defined and states that in order for schools to tackle bullying they firstly need to have an agreed definition, in order for an anti-bullying strategy to be successful. Rivers discusses different definitions in terms of viewing the incident from the perspective of the victim – “unwanted, aggressive behaviour”  or from the perspective of the perpetrator – “intention to harm”.

Bullying can come in many forms including: physical, emotional, cyber bulling, direct and indirect actions and tackling bullying in schools is an important part of child protection and promoting the welfare and safety of children.