Information about bullying and what is being done in Hampshire to address it.
There is no legal definition of bullying. However, it’s usually defined as behaviour that is:
- intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally
- often aimed at certain groups, eg because of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
It takes many forms and can include:
- physical assault
- making threats
- name calling
- cyberbullying - bullying via mobile phone or online (eg email, social networks and instant messenger).
Your school should have its own definition of bullying.
Bullying also involves an imbalance of power. It is a social act, involving not only the people on the receiving end and those doing the bullying, but also those who witness the bullying. Bullying can have a big impact and long term effects on people’s lives. One of the priorities in the Hampshire Children and Young People’s Plan is: “ensuring that children and young people are safe and feel safe, enabling them to build resilience and personal confidence.”
Anti-bullying Conference 2014 for Young People (years 5 -11)
Friday 17 October 2014, 9am - 3pm. The Vineyard, Bar End Road, Winchester, SO23 9NP