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Bullying

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:

It takes many forms and can include:

Your school should have its own definition of bullying: The law for schools

Bullying in Hampshire

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.”


 

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