Teasing, some fighting and falling out is a normal part of school-age relationships, but a bully-victim relationship is different.
Bullies and bullied are both victims.
A bully may:
A victim of bullying may:
If you think your child may be a bully
If you think your child may be a victim of bullying
What forms does bullying take?
Most bullying takes place in or near schools. If the bullying is serious, you may need to report it to the school. Most schools have a bullying policy and should take clear steps to do something about your complaint.
If you’re not satisfied, go to the school governors or to your local education authority. If the bullying is very serious, some parents opt to move their child to a different school for a fresh start, or decide to educate at home.
Even children in this younger age group may use text messages or the web—so be aware if your child has a mobile phone or uses the internet, that these forms of communication can extend bullying into the home or non-school time.
Originally published on http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/your_kids/primary_bullying.shtml