Students in Year 11 Religious Studies are currently working through a Section called War and Conflict which includes a study of bullying. It seems pretty straightforward to recognise if you are being bullied; students learn from primary school what bullying is and that they should report it to a teacher or grown-up.
- intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally
- often aimed at certain groups, eg because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation
It takes many forms and can include:
- physical assault
- making threats
- name calling
- cyberbullying – bullying via mobile phone or online (eg email, social networks and instant messenger)
Yet what about knowing whether you are the bully yourself. This week on the BBC’s Newsbeat they’ve been asking that very question: How do I know if I’m a bully?