School bullying is a type of bullying that occurs either inside or outside of school. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or emotional and is usually repeated over a period of time.
In schools, bullying occurs in all areas. It can occur in nearly any part in or around the school building, though it more often occurs during school breaks, in hallways, bathrooms, on school buses and waiting for buses, classes that require group work and/or after school activities.
The decision to reopen schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been met with mixed reviews as parents stress over the safety of their children. Dr Sheri Fanaroff, MBBCH MFamMed FCFP, a member of The Gauteng General Practitioners Collaboration, weighs in on how safe it is to send our little ones back to the classroom.