Table 1

 Forms of overt and relational bullying

TypeDescription
Overt bullyingHaving belongings stolen; having been threatened or blackmailed; having been hit or beaten up; having been called bad/nasty names; having nasty tricks played on them
Relational bullyingOther children: not wanting to play with them; trying to get them to do something they didn’t want to do; withdrawing friendship; telling tales on them; spreading lies or nasty rumours; deliberately spoiling games; doing other things to upset them