Children are born with aggression but bullying is learned.

According Associate Professor Vanessa Green from Victoria University. The research project by the Wellington University looked at why children turned to bullying other children.

Associate Professor Vanessa Green said research has indicated bullying starts from early childhood schools, based on a survey of 1200 teachers and principals around the country who said their schools saw many children in bullying situations.

Ka tipu ake he tamaiti me te pupuri i te riri engari ko tana whakaweti tamaiti atu tera nana ka whakaako ke atu. Koinei te korero a Ahorangi Hono Vanessa Green o Te Whare Wananga o Te Upoko o Te Ika. He kaupapa no te whare wananga i Te Whanganui-a-Tara kia kite i te take ka huri nga tamariki ki te whakaweti  i etahi atu tamariki. No reira te whakarangahau a Ahorangi Hono Vanessa Green e kite ana ka timata nga whakaweti tamariki i nga kura pepe, otira te rangahau o nga kaiako me nga tumuaki tekau ma rua rau neke atu  hora atu i Aoteraroa, ara a ratau korero he whakaweti na nga tamariki ki a ratau ake i roto i nga kura i kuhu ki te rangahau whakaweti o Te Whare Wananga o Te Upoko o Te Ika