A physical assault, name-calling, threats and intimidation, stealing or damaging someone else’s property, or spreading rumours – bullying can take different forms.
Whatever way it happens, it is never acceptable behaviour. As we’ve once again witnessed in the case of the 15-year-old Limpopo schoolgirl Lufuno Mavhungu, the consequences can be tragic.
A video of Lufuno being repeatedly slapped went viral and she later allegedly took an overdose of tablets. Another 15-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested and charged with her assault.