There are a variety of resources available for people affected by bullying or harassment. Many websites and helplines are dedicated to informing, helping and providing practical advice on bullying and harassment. Click here to view more information.
Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.
Bullying can happen in person or online, via various digital platforms and devices and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time (for example, through sharing of digital records).
Please note: single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.