The first step towards change is admitting a problem exists. We all play a distinct role in the cycle that ultimately impacts the bullied. Therefore, by developing a fuller awareness of how bullying can manifest, how it can be prevented and how it should be dealt with, will help both sufferers and perpetrators disengage from the bullying cycle.
The ‘Cycle of Bullying’ highlights the various ways in which people react or participate in a bullying situation. It identifies characteristics of the bullied, the bully and the bystander and it demonstrates how we as individuals can help when faced with an incident of bullying.