Bullying in schools is not just a school issue; it can impact on anti-social behaviour and crime in local areas and therefore it concerns the whole of society.
A reminder, to start, that bullying is “behaviour that intentionally harms another person, typically with repetition and an imbalance of power” (Smith, 2014).
There is no legal definition of bullying in the UK but four aspects – intention, harm, repetition and power – have become central to our understanding of, and responses to, the issue.
In our first article (SecEd, 2022), we discussed how building emotional intelligence can reduce anti-social and bullying behaviour among young people.
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