Bullying & Harassment
 
What is it?

 

Definitions:

 

Bullying is when someone or a group of people upset or create a risk to another person’s health and safety (psychologically or physically) or their property, reputation or social acceptance on more than one occasion.

 

 

It is an abuse of power.

It can be verbal, psychological, social, electronic or physical abuse.

It can be planned or unintentional and involve individuals or groups.

 

 

 

Harassment is an aspect of bullying that involves stereotyping and prejudice. No-one has the right to harass or discriminate against another person on the basis of race, gender, culture, sexual preference, religion, disability or physical appearance.

 

 

 

How do I deal with it?

Don’t retaliate or respond.

Stop, walk, talk.

Collect the evidence and note down where, when and who else was there.

Talk to someone you trust, like a trusted adult  or friend. 

Talking to your teachers or parents can make a difference. Your school will have policies in place to deal with bullying, harassment  and cyberbullying.

 

 

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