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2. What is bullying?

2.1 Characteristics of bullying

Respondents were first asked if they could identify the characteristics of bullying. They were given a list of characteristics (all of which are recognised as potential components of bullying) and asked which of them they thought of as bullying. Once they had answered the question and landed on the next page they were told that, in fact, all of the characteristics could actually be classed as bullying.

Most respondents correctly identify the majority of characteristics as bullying with the exception of "Exclusion from decision-making" which only half of the respondents correctly identify.

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2.2 Causes of bullying

In a similar manner, respondents were asked if that could identify the reasons why people become bullies. They were given a list of the causes of bullying and asked which of them they thought could be causes of bullying. Again, once they had answered the question and landed on the next page they were told that, in fact, all of the items on the list could be causes of bullying.

Most respondents correctly identify each item on the list as a cause of bullying.

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