Bullying at School: How Common Is It?

How Common is Bullying?

Bullying is an age-old problem.

Research in Australia by Dr Ken Rigby over a number of years where 38,000 students have been surveyed indicates that 15% of children say that they are bullied weekly.  Of these, 5% say that they are not really bothered by it at all, but 10% report feeling distressed, angry or sad as a result of the bullying. […]

Bullies at School: The Background

Who are these bullies and what are they on about?

How do you recognise them?

  • Use their presence (physical & verbal) to intimidate others
  • Bully & bombard
  • Put others down
  • Base their decisions on their personal facts now and not the facts listed in books, libraries, surveys, etc.
  • Have a need to prove they’re right now

What is their basic message? […]