A series of questions were asked of children about whether they had experienced different actions (which are categorised into forms of bullying – indirect, verbal, physical and attacks on property). So called ‘indirect bullying’ (such as humiliation acts, or excluding children) is the most commonly reported across three of the countries (see below), physical bullying is actually the least commonly reported across the countries. Name calling and other acts of verbal bullying is also common, and in India and Peru attacks on property are also at similar levels as verbal and indirect bullying. Not only is bullying common across the countries but it is important to extend of awareness beyond physical bullying to encompass the often more hidden forms of emotional and psychological bullying.
Experiences of being bullied at age 15 (%)
(Note: selected questions only)