What is Bullying?
Bullying is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically.
Bullying is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability.
Bullying can include:
- physical assault
- making threats
- name calling
- cyber bullying
and many more
Where can Bullying occur?
Bullying can happen anywhere; including at school, on public transport, at home, in the community or in the workplace.
How to deal with bullying?
If you are being bullied talk to someone you trust or contact one of the helplines listed below.
Help and Support Available:
- Bullying UK (Part of Family Lives) offer confidential advice, information and support on any aspect of bullying Helpline: 0808 800 2222
- ChildLine offer advice and support, 24 hours a day. Helpline: 0800 1111 and online www.childline.org.uk
- EACH has a freephone Helpline: 0808 1000 143 (Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00) for children experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment.
- Victim Support offer support to young people affected by crime Supportline: 08 08 16 89 111. Their Children and Young People's (CYP) Service also deals with cases of bullying; offering advice and working with professionals to ensure young people get the support they need.