Bullying is defined as an aggressive act with the intention to hurt a person on purpose, in any forms of aggression – Physical, Verbal, Relational and Cyber. There is an imbalance of power where the victim finds it difficult to defend oneself in which such acts happen repeatedly or frequently (Smith, 2014).
There are 3 key features to define bullying:
- Power imbalance
- Intention to hurt
- Repetitive behaviour