Forms of Bullying Scale (FBS)
Shaw et al‚ 2013
Last term‚ how often were you bullied (including cyberbullying) by one or more young people in the following ways?
a. I was TEASED in nasty ways
b. SECRETS were told about me to others to hurt me
c. I was hurt by someone trying to BREAK UP A FRIENDSHIP
d. I was MADE TO FEEL AFRAID by what someone said he/she would do to me
e. I was deliberately HURT PHYSICALLY by someone and/or by a group GANGING UP on me
f. I was CALLED NAMES in nasty ways
g. Someone told me he/she WOULDN’T LIKE ME UNLESS I DID what he/she said
h. My THINGS were deliberately DAMAGED‚ DESTROYED or STOLEN
i. Others tried to hurt me by LEAVING ME OUT of a group or NOT TALKING TO ME
j. LIES were told and/or FALSE RUMOURS spread about me by someone‚ to make my friends or others NOT LIKE me
Perpetration Version (FBS-P)
Last term‚ how often did you bully (or cyberbully) another young person(s) in the following ways (on your own or in a group)?
a. I TEASED someone in nasty ways
b. I told SECRETS about someone to others to deliberately HURT him/her
c. I hurt someone by trying to BREAK UP A FRIENDSHIP they had
d. I deliberately FRIGHTENED or THREATENED someone
e. I deliberately PHYSICALLY HURT or GANGED UP on someone
f. I CALLED someone NAMES in nasty ways
g. I told someone I would NOT LIKE THEM UNLESS THEY DID what I said
h. I deliberately DAMAGED‚ DESTROYED and/or STOLE someone’s things
i. I tried to hurt someone by LEAVING THEM OUT of a group or by NOT TALKING to them
j. I told LIES and/or spread FALSE RUMOURS about someone‚ to make their friends or others NOT LIKE them
“This did not happen to me/I did not do this”; “Once or twice”; “Every few weeks”; “About once a week”; and “Several times a week or more”
Olweus‚ D. (1996). The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire. Bergen‚ Norway: Research Centre for Health Promotion‚ University of Bergen.
Rigby‚ K. (1998). Manual for the Peer Relations Questionnaire. Point Lonsdale‚ Victoria (Aust): The Professional Reading Guide for Educational Administrators.
Shaw‚ T. M.‚ Dooley‚ J. J.‚ Cross‚ D. S.‚ Zubrick‚ S.‚ & Waters‚ S. K. (2013). The Forms of Bullying Scale (FBS): Validity and reliability estimates for a measure of bullying victimization and perpetration in adolescence. Psychological Assessment‚ 25(4)‚ 1045-1057