What is Bullying?
We define bullying as:
Bullying is the purposeful choosing of behaviours that threaten, intimidate or hurt someone, which is often, but not always repeated overtime, which involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
Bullying can be based on any of the following:
These are the most common types of bullying:
- cyberbullying targeting you online, often anonymously
- homophobic bullying based on your sexual orientation
- racist bullying because of your skin colour
- religious bullying because of your beliefs or faith.
- sizeist bullying referring to your body size
- sexist bullying focusing on you being of the opposite sex, or just…
bullying because you are different
Bullying can be a one-off or it can go on for a long time. And bullying can happen to anyone. We also recognise that:
- Some victims are also bullies;
- Onlookers are condoning and are becoming part of the bullying.