This resource offers tried-and-tested strategies based on the author's school-based research and regular work in schools training staff who deal with incidents of bullying.

How Do We Know When it is Bullying?

How do we know when it is bullying?

One of the major problems facing anti-bullying programmes is that of definition – what actually constitutes bullying? This chapter opens with a description of the various forms that bullying can take before moving on to explore the key features of bullying and the language that we associate with it. The activities invite staff and children to examine their own understanding and to create definitions that embrace the understanding of others as well as their own.

Types of Bullying Behaviour

When asked ‘what is bullying?’ younger children often reply with lists of behaviours such as ‘calling people nasty names’ and ‘hitting someone’. These lists are not definitions in that they are a sentence ...

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