Author(s): Mehmet Baki B?L?K
This research focuses on the peer bullying caused and/or exposed by the students in secondary school where they spend the most time after school. The research, which was conducted in 2019 with 600 students attending secondary schools in Van city center, measured the frequency of peer bullying or causing bullying by gender characteristics. In the study, it was found that 47,6% of female students and 41,3% of male students and 44,3% of students in total were exposed to various levels of bullying. When the frequency was examined, it was observed that 9% of girls and 12,3% of boys were bullied by their peers several times a week. On the other hand, 31,7% of the students participated in the study bullying their peers to change the frequency. When evaluated according to gender characteristics, it was found that 27,6% of female students and 35,5% of male students bullied their peers in the months when the research was conducted.