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Information & advice


Bullying is wrong. If you or a family member are being bullied our guide will help you to recognise it and stop it happening.

What is bullying?

Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else. It includes name calling, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. It can happen anywhere – at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally.

What does bullying look like?

Bullying can take different forms, including:

  • Physical bullying: hitting, slapping or pushing someone.
  • Verbal bullying: name calling, gossiping or threatening someone.
  • Social bullying: intimidating, humiliating someone, ignoring or isolating someone.
  • Cyber bullying: that takes place online. Online buying can follow the child wherever they go, via social networks, gaming and mobile phone.

More information

We have a range of further resources for you to download that may be useful.

Bullying guide

Our downloadable guide contains a range of guidance relating to bullying including what it is, how to recognise it, and how to engage with the school to stop it.

Bullying infographic

A handy infographic that you can download and print out summarising some key points about bullying.