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Models And Theories of Bullying

The explanations for bullying fall into a number of categories: 1) bullying arises from the outcome of differences between individuals, 2) bullying is part of the childhood developmental process, 3) bullying is a socio-cultural phenomenon based on perceived group differences, 4) bullying is a response to peer pressure, and 5) bullying may be viewed from the perspective of the bully’s relationship to the school and the concept of restorative justice.