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Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children
We now – thankfully – take bullying a lot more seriously than in the past when it might have been dismissed as “all part of growing up”, “banter”, “just a little teasing”, or “character building”.
Bullying is something to be discussed not dismissed. It’s different from falling out with friends. It is a deliberate decision by the bully to upset or hurt the victim.
- Intentional: The behaviour is deliberate and targeted
- Repetitive: It happens frequently and can feel relentless
- Powerful: The person bullying has power over the person being bullied