School bullying can affect everyone, those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide.
This research paper will discuss the numerous definitions of school bullying. Also the issue of no agreed definition, and the importance of having an agreed definition of school bullying to enable school personnel, students and the community to comprehend the nature of school bullying.
This research paper will discuss the literature review of different selected definitions of school bullying from previous researches undertaken, for example, Ken Rigby, Peter K Smith, Dan Olweus, The movement against bullying, David Farrington and Xavier College. Moreover, will look at the Australian school definitions of bullying, and examine it. The paper will focus on distinguishing between the falling of school bullying incidents, from the falling of reporting incidents because the lack of understanding school bullying.