REVELATIONS of high school bullying have sparked debate among readers over intimidation and harassment in the workplace.
A Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study found bullying in Australian primary schools is in the worst category in the world.
More than a quarter of Australian Year 4 students said they had suffered bullying, according to the study.
Expert Evelyn Field yesterday responded to news that Australian students were among the world's worst bullies by stating office bullying was even more rife.
One AdelaideNow reader described how "the terrible impact" of workplace bullies drove her to quit her job.
"Passive bullying is the worst and very hard to challenge," she wrote.
Cyber bullying - via the internet or mobile phones - also was a concern.