Understanding what bullying is
- Bullying is complex. It resists simplistic ideas and solutions.
- Knowing exactly what bullying is and understanding why it happens are critical to finding positive and lasting solutions for everyone involved.
- Students can play various roles within the bullying dynamic. Understanding the peer group is central to understanding bullying. Some students seem to be more likely to be involved, depending on the school and the broader context. Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term negative impacts on everyone involved, including bystanders.