I am aged 14 to 19 Years Old
What is bullying?
“Bullying can be described as the systematic use of power, to
or repeatedly harm others. Bullying can take various forms i.e.
emotional, physical, online, mobile phone messaging, racist,
sexual, homophobic, and verbal.”
Bullying is an abuse of power –, a more powerful person or group
will be causing harm on purpose, physically, emotionally or
psychologically, to a less powerful person or group. It is
generally agreed that a single incident of verbal or physical
aggression is not necessarily considered to be bullying (but you
should still talk to someone)
- Being hit, kicked, pinched, spat at or threatened
- Being called names
- Making a fool of someone
- Teasing or sending nasty notes
- Spreading rumours and malicious gossip about someone
- Deliberately destroying another person’s property
- Repeatedly excluding a child or young person by not talking to
them, or not letting them join in
- Malicious Texting, emailing etc.
- Hurtful remarks about people’s sexual orientation
BUT it is not bullying when two children / young people of
approximately the same age and strength have the occasional fight
It is important when defining bullying to consider the
implications on the whole community. Remember all members of
the community, adults and children / young people, can be subject
to being bullied and being bullies.
can I get more help?
There are many places you can ask for help, your mum, dad, your
teacher, or any suitable grown-up, you can find out more on who to
talk to on the Where can I get More Help?
If you have been a victim of bullying, then don't be afraid to
speak up and
Report a bullying incident.
- Family Lives
Homepage of a national charity providing help and support
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The Homepage of a
site that works with children to prevent bullying.
Homepage of a charity that travels across the UK helping
children with issues they may be having.
- Children's Legal
The Homepage of a site that provides legal
advice and information for representing children.
- The Advisory for Education
Homepage of a company that helps children receive the education
- New Road Parents
The Homepage of a company that supports families and
children with LGBT issues.
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This page was last reviewed 30 April 2013 at 15:28.
The page is next due for review 27 October 2014.