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Bullying is a form of aggressive or threatening behaviour — either at school, in the workplace or in the wider community.

Bullying usually:

  • is deliberate — the bully intends to cause pain or discomfort
  • involves a power imbalance — this could be based on status, physical size, age, or gender
  • is a pattern of behaviour over time that leads to fear and anxiety — it’s not usually a one-off thing
  • causes short or long-term physical or psychological harm.

It’s often a problem among children at school, but can also be a problem in the workplace or community.

Bullying at school

Bullying in the workplace

Online bullying

Bullying free NZ

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