Physical bullying occurs most often at school, or on the way to and from school.
Secondary school is the age when bullying is most common, with almost all secondary school students being affected directly or indirectly by bullying in some form.
This is an age where young people want more to fit in with their peers, making some children more likely to bully or condone bullying just to fit in.
More likely to occur among males, bullies may have a number of reasons for bullying others. This could be wanting more control or wanting to fit in.
Bullies are often physically stronger than their victims and have friends who condone their behaviour.
Children who bully others, however, often have trouble with self-control, following rules and caring for others. They are at higher risk of problems later in life, such as violence, criminal behaviour or failure in relationships or their career.
Please watch this video, aimed at secondary age children, about physical bullying and its effects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqUpcPLf2aA
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