The definition of bullying:
Bullying is considered as a repeated action taken by one or more with the deliberate intention of hurting another, either physically or emotionally. Bullying is damaging to both the bully and the victim. It also damages the school community. The school acts to prevent incidents of this kind from happening largely by creating a school ethos in which bullying and other forms of anti-social behaviour are clearly regarded as unacceptable. The school deals with incidents of bullying with sensitivity, speed and consistency. This happens in the context of a school community where there are clear expectations of pupils’ behaviour and consistent responses where pupils digress.