Why does bullying happen? I asked my childhood bully to find out

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Wed 7 November 2018

19 mins

Bullying in Australian schools is a major issue. Each year around 45 million bullying incidents are estimated to occur around the country.

Producer Elise Cooper was bullied when she was in primary school. It got so bad that she eventually changed schools.

On a mission to find out what makes a person turn into a bully, Elise sought out professional insight, talked to primary school students, and even confronted one of the girls who tormented her at school.

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You can find resources on how to deal with bullying at the Alannah & Madeline foundation website.

Thanks to Jeremy Blackman from The Alannah & Madeline Foundation, Professor  Caroline Hunt head of the Clinical Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney, and finally Mary, for her bravery and openness to talk about a difficult topic.

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