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There is no legal definition of bullying.

However, itís usually defined as behaviour that is:

  •     repeated
  •     intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally
  •     often aimed at certain groups, eg because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation

It takes many forms and can include:

  •     physical assault
  •     teasing
  •     making threats
  •     name calling
  •     cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online (eg email, social networks and instant messenger)

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