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What are the different types of bullying?

In the 1990s, over 26,000 children in Australia were asked about their experiences of bullying. When asked about types of bullying, the ones mentioned most often were cruel teasing and name-calling. Both girls and boys said that these were the most common types. Unlike physical bullying, which happened less often in secondary than primary school, teasing and name-calling remained the most common types in both primary and secondary school. Boys were more likely than girls to be hit/kicked or threatened while girls were more likely than boys to be left out of things.
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Article details

K Rigby 'What Children Tell Us About Bullying in Schools', available online here, or in the publication 'Children Australia', (1997) 22, 2, pp28-34.
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Author details

Ken RigbyKen Rigby is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Psychology and an educational consultant at the University of South Australia. He has been involved in major studies of bullying in Australia and has published widely on this topic. For more information about Dr Rigby and his work see the bullying pages here. Ken may be contacted by e-mail.
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