Is it bullying or just a fall out?
There are three agreed defining features of bullying:
- The victim is targeted by an individual or group on a regular basis
- There is intention to harm or humiliate
- There is a power imbalance, the victim is fearful of those targeting him or her
When all of the above are happening, it is highly likely that this is a bullying situation.
If the situation is a fallout between friends, but you remain concerned, please discuss with an adult working with your child and ask them to monitor things.
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