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1. What is bullying?

Bullying can happen in school, college, at work or in the community. It can include name calling, teasing, making threats or offensive comments, kicking, hitting, pushing, gossiping, being ignored or left out of groups, and spreading hurtful and untruthful rumours.

Bullying is deliberate hurtful behaviour, repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for the victim to defend him or herself. It may be face-to-face, or by text messages, emails and in chat-rooms.

Bullying is often aimed at certain groups of people, for example because of race, religion, disability or sexuality.

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