Information for Parents, Carers & The Community
Bullying affects lots of young people and is defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically. It 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 take many forms including:
- hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
- damaging belongings
- stealing money
- taking friends away
- posting insulting messages or rumours, in person on the internet or by IM (cyberbullying)
- threats and intimidation
- making silent or abusive phone calls
- sending offensive phone texts
Cyber bullying is bullying through a mobile phone or online (eg by email, instant messanger or on social network sites).
To learn more about bullying click on the picture below to visit the BullyingUK website.
Kidscape offer practical tips to help you deal with bullying and its associated issues such as online safety, schooling, raising self-esteem and encouraging positive behaviour.
Click on the picture below to visit the Kidscape website.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. ABA is hosted by the National Children's Bureau.