Bullying is intentional behaviour by an individual or group that is :
- Repeated over time
- Causes physical or emotional harm
- It can be about anything and happen to anyone.
- It can happen in lessons, around school, on the way to and from school and online.
- Bullying causes harm and long-term effects.
- It can be repeated name-calling, teasing or physical behaviour. Even if the person who has displayed bullying behaviour or others say that it is a joke, if it causes harm and is repeated, then it is bullying.
What to do if you feel you are being bullied?
- Walk away calmly from the situation as soon as it is possible
- Don't just hope it will stop – don't just try to ignore it. Take some positive steps to improve your life:
- Keep a log each day of what has happened, who was involved and how it made you feel
- Don't be afraid of reporting the bullying to an adult / parent or someone you trust – it WILL get better
- Keep reporting it / talking about it
- Keep any evidence of online bullying and report this
- Block any users on social media who have bullied you
- Read the support books in the library