How can you help?
- Do not tolerate bullying behaviour even in your friendship groups.
- Only accept people who do not bully others. Bullying behaviour will soon stop if it is challenged or rejected and seen as socially unacceptable.
- If you know someone who is being bullied, encourage them to talk to a trusted adult or offer to talk to someone on their behalf.
- Take part in your school’s antibullying activities and support your school council.
- Make sure your school/ organisation has an anti-bullying policy and ask to see it.
What we will do to help
People from all organisations that form Hampshire Children’s Trust (including school staff, Connexions Personal Advisors, Youth Workers, Social Workers, Educational Psychologists and Behaviour Support Team Workers) will help to make sure that if you experience bullying, someone will:
- listen to and reassure you;
- help, advise and support you;
- take immediate action to stop the bullying, or threats of bullying, and not make the situation worse;
- investigate and establish if the bullying is part of a pattern; and
- make it clear to the person doing the bullying that such behaviour is not acceptable.