Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else – such as name calling, ignoring someone, pushing, hitting, spreading rumours, sexual comments,undermining someone or threatening them.
It can happen anywhere – at school, online or at home. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child emotionally, psychologically or physically.
Bullying that happens online, using social networks, games and mobile phones, is often called cyberbullying. A child can feel like there’s no escape because it can happen wherever they are, at any time of day or night.
See the online safety page for more information on online safety-bullying
What Parents and Carers should do - Take action!
- If you are concerned about someone else's Child, talk to his/her parents/carers;
- Get Advice e.g. from The Anti Bullying Network or Bullying UK
- NSPCC Bullying and cyberbullying
- Childline Bullying, abuse, safety and the law
- Kidshealth - Helping kids deal with bullies
- NHS Choices - Bullying advice for parents
- YoungMinds - Bullying
- The Ultimate Parent Guide -vpnMentor