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Bullying advice and support for parents


Bullying is behaviour, usually repetitive, that is intended to physically or emotionally hurt someone.

Bullying happens to many people and can happen at any age. It can happen anywhere including school and work. It can be done by family, 'friends', bosses and teachers. 

Bullying is not always physical. It can take many forms including:

  • Intimidation
  • humiliation
  • threats
  • cruelty
  • name-calling
  • being left out
  • harassment

If your child or young person is being bullied it can sometimes be tough to know what to do. If the bullying happens at school, club or group it’s best to speak to a member of staff first to try to resolve the problems. If bullying involves a crime you can report it to the police.

If someone is in immediate danger, call 999.