What is Bullying?
'Bullying' means aggressive and typically repeated behaviour by a child or youth where,
a) they should know that the behaviour would be likely to,
i. cause harm, fear or distress to another individual, including physical, psychological, social or academic harm, harm to the individual’s reputation or harm to the individual’s property, or
ii. create a negative environment at a school for another individual
b) there is a real or perceived power imbalance based on factors such as size, strength, age, intelligence, peer group power, economic status, social status, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, disability or the receipt of special education.
Bullying is defined as: “typically a form of repeated, persistent, and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person's body, feelings, self-esteem, or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance”.