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Risk Factors of Bullying

Understanding Bullying
Understanding Bullying

Risk Factors of Bullying

Risk of being bullied
• Perceived as different from their peers
• Perceived as weak
• Are less popular than others and have few friends
• Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying
or provoking, or like to antagonise others for attention

Risk of bullying others
• Tend to have less parental involvement and supervision
• Aggressive or easily frustrated
• Have difficulty in following rules
• View violence in a positive way
• Have friends who bully others

Those who bully others do not need to be stronger or bigger than those they bully. The power imbalance can come from a number of sources—popularity, strength, or cognitive ability.

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