Schools Integration Project No. 082

Bullying in Primary Schools

Possible Causes and Effects

The significance of friendship ties was highlighted by the finding that 131 children identified friends as a source of support against victimisation. It is further evidence of the awareness of bullying as an issue among the children attending the participant schools. Furthermore, it would reinforce the conclusions drawn from responses to other questions in the survey, that there is a low tolerance of bullying among the children in the five schools.