Supporting Your Child With School Bullying

School bullying by teens

Reading time: 5 minutes

Suitable for: Families of secondary-age children

We now – thankfully – take bullying a lot more seriously than in the past when it might have been dismissed as “all part of growing up”, “banter”, “just a little teasing”, or “character building”.

Bullying is something to be discussed not dismissed. It’s different from falling out with friends. It is a deliberate decision by the bully to upset or hurt the victim.


  • Intentional: The behaviour is deliberate and targeted
  • Repetitive: It happens frequently and can feel relentless
  • Powerful: The person bullying has power over the person being bullied

Find out more about bullying.




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