According to young people, individual traits are the main reasons for bullying. Both the bully and the victim’s individual characteristics, rather than the wider social environment, explain why bullying occurs, according to Swedish teenagers.
The new study, by Dr Robert Thornberg and Sven Knutsen from Linköping University in Sweden, also shows that 42% of teenagers blamed the victim for the bullying. The study is published online in Springer’s journal, Child & Youth Care Forum.
Why bullying happens in school
In the study