Bullying

Key facts about bullying

  • Bullying is always wrong. It should never be overlooked or ignored.
  • Bullying can happen at home, at school, online, or in any other social activity.
  • It often occurs where there is little or no adult supervision.

Why do children bully?

Children can bully for a number of reasons:

  • Watching aggressive TV programmes or playing violent video games
  • Feelings of low self-esteem
  • Changes or disruptions at home
  • Poor communication skills or impulse control
  • Wanting to show off among peers or feel like a leader in a group
  • Poor understanding of the feelings of others