Peter Smith: Understanding School Bullying

Research suggests that 10% of children are victims of bullying and 5% of children are involved in bullying others. Defined as ‘repeated aggressive behaviour intended to harm, and involving an imbalance of power’, being bullied can feel like an unending nightmare to a child who is being targeted. So who is likely to be a bully, and can we predict who is more likely to be bullied?  What are the gender differences?  And what about cyber bullying? In this podcast, Emeritus Professor Peter K Smith of Goldsmiths, University of London talks  Craig about his book, he explains what forms bullying takes and what parents can do to help.