Bullying is never acceptable – here’s what you can do

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Bullying in schools is all too common – and it can end in tragedy.
Bullying in schools is all too common – and it can end in tragedy.
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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.

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