The definition of bullying used in Bexley comprises the following elements:

  • Behaviour by an individual or group usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically, emotionally or mentally
  • A power imbalance in favour of the aggressor
  • A victim who cannot match that power
  • It is repeated often over a period of time.

Young people in Bexley also describe bullying as:

  • Unjustified/unprovoked actions taken against someone
  • Making someone so uncomfortable it becomes unbearable by even just the presence of another
  • Intimidation including anti-social behaviour by a group.

Bullying UK (part of the Family Lives charity) have a wide range of resources with advice on how to spot the signs of bullying and what to do if your child is being bullied: