Bullying for parents

Bullying definition

Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert).

Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders.

Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.

Definition of bullying Definition of bullying

While the definition of bullying is broad and can occur in a variety of environments, it usually is a relationship problem and requires relationship-based solutions.

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Types of bullying Types of bullying

There are many different types of bullying that can be experienced by children and adults alike.

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Signs of bullying Signs of bullying

Spot the different signs of bullying and some of the symptoms.

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How to stop bullying How to stop bullying

You may have noticed your child is showing signs of being bullied.

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How to stop cyber bullying How to stop cyber bullying

One in seven young people are cyber bullied every few weeks. The effects of this type of bullying on young people today cannot be underestimated.

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Effects of my child bullying others Effects of my child bullying others

What you can do if your child is bullying others. What are the effects of the bullying?

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How to stop the bullying of other children How to stop the bullying of other children

Stopping bullying might include talking about other children who are being bullied.

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Bullying Hurts brochure Bullying Hurts brochure

The Bullying Hurts brochure resource is available in seven languages.

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