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Bullying

 

What is bullying?

 
Bullying is when a person or group keeps saying or doing things to hurt or control another person in a harmful way. 
 
     
 
Bullying is unacceptable behaviour which makes the person being bullied feel afraid or uncomfortable and it should NOT be considered a "normal part of life".
 
     
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age, it can happen anywhere - at school, on the way to school, at home, in the playground, on your computer or your phone.  Bullying is unacceptable behaviour which makes the person being bullied feel afraid or uncomfortable and it should NOT be considered a "normal part of life". 
 
These are some ways children and young people have described bullying:
  • being called names
  • being teased
  • being pushed or pulled about
  • having money and other possessions taken or messed about with
  • having rumours spread about them
  • being ignored and left out
  • being hit, kicked or physically hurt in any way
  • being threatened or intimidated