The Wigan Children and Young People's Services definition of bullying is:
Bullying can be physical, verbal or physiological. It is not a one-off act of aggression but is repeated and makes the person who is being bullied, feel alone and helpless.
Types of Bullying
Bullying can mean different things. These are some of the ways children and young people have described bullying:
- being called names
- being teased
- being pushed or pulled about
- being hit or attacked
- having your bag and other possessions taken and thrown around
- having rumours spread about you
- being ignored and left out
- being forced to hand over money or possessions
- being attacked because of your religion, colour, sexuality or disability
How to stop the Bullying
If you are being bullied, you can do something about it. you can make a difference!
- TELL, TELL, TELL
- keep a note or a diary of what is happening
- don't give up
- ask your parents to visit the school
- talk over what to do with a friend, a teacher, your mum or dad or someone you trust
Remember that adults have to listen carefully when a child tells them about being bullied.
Anti-Bullying Network (external link) -This scottish website has a wealth of information and resources which can be downloaded free, including information for young people, parents and families
Bullying Online (external link)
Anti-Bullying Alliance (external link) - The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) was founded by NSPCC and National Children's Bureau in 2002. It is hosted and supported by NCB. The Alliance brings together 65 organisations into one network with the aim of reducing bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.