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.