What types of children are bullied?

Often children are picked on or bullied because they make easy targets.

There is no profile of a typical child who is bullied, however, the children with the following characteristics tend to be bullied more than others:

• Children who look different – small children, overweight kids or early maturing girls are often targeted by bullies.

• Children with poor body language such as slumped shoulders or those who avoid eye contact.

• Children who have different interests, or who excel in an area that has low social status.

• Those with poor social skills, who wear their hearts on their sleeves or have few friends.

Passive, non-assertive children.

• A mixture of the above characteristics.