Letter: Words hurt as much as sticks and stones

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The Independent Online
Frank Furedi should not really be surprised that a significant number of people of all ages are reporting being bullied ("I bully, you bully, we are victims", 24 August). We limited ourselves, when we decided that bullying, sometime in the dim past, was only about being beaten up. No victim of bullying, child or adult, ever thought so. The definition of bullying has been extended because the victimised have stressed the necessity in order to get recognition of their plight.

Dave Brown

London E13

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