Facts on Bullying
What is Bullying?


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



Who is involved? There are 3 groups of people involved in a bullying situation

the Victims, the Bullies and the Bystanders.

The person who is targeted

The person who is causing harm

The person who is the witness of an aggressive act.