What is bullying?

Bullying can happen to anyone at any time, so it is important we are aware of some of the facts in relation to bullying. Sometimes we hear the word ‘bully’ banded around quite freely. So we thought we would take this opportunity to consolidate what bullying is and how different forms of bullying are carried out.

According to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development:

“Bullying is repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological aggressive behaviour by a person or group directed towards a less powerful person or group that is intended to cause harm, distress or fear.” (Education.vic.gov website: 2014)

Please see the drop down menu under ‘What Is Bullying’ to view our information pages on bullying.


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