Dealing with issue of bullying

Date published: 15 November 2017

It's Anti-Bullying Week (13 to 17 November). This year the theme is 'All equal, All different, All together'. We all have a duty to both tackle bullying and support those who have been affected.

Stopping bullying

Bullying is an issue which can happen to anyone. It can take many forms, from physical and verbal attacks to cyber bullying.

Whether you or someone you know is being bullied, there are things you can do to stop it happening.

The first thing that you should do is tell someone about it - don't suffer in silence. You can tell a friend, a parent, a teacher if it’s happening at school, or a senior member of staff if it’s a problem in work.

The following pages have useful information:

If you're doing the bullying

You may think teasing people at school or work is a bit of harmless fun, but for the victim it can be no fun at all. 

Try to talk to someone at school or work and explain the reasons behind your bullying. They should be able to give you support and advice about how to stop.


There has been an increase in people being threatened, teased or embarrassed through their mobile phone, tablet device or the internet, including while using social networking sites or apps. 

You can find out more about it on the pages below:

Cyberbullying is just as harmful as bullying in the real world. If you see it happening, report it. Don't ignore it. 

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