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We all know that bullying goes on in and out of school, and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action if they suspect or discover that child(ren) are being bullied.

Bullying includes:

  • People calling a child names
  • Making things up to get a child into trouble
  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
  • Taking things away from them
  • Damaging their belongings
  • Stealing their money
  • Taking their friends away from them
  • 'Cyberbullying'
  • Spreading rumours
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Making silent or abusive phone calls
  • Bullies can also frighten a child so that they don't want to go to school, or pretend to be ill to avoid them

What parents and carers should do

Take action!

  • If you suspect or discover your own child or a child you know is being bullied
  • If you're concerned about your own child, talk to his/her teacher or the headteacher
  • If you're concerned about someone else’s child, talk to his/her parents/carers
  • Get advice; see The Anti Bullying Network and Bullying UK.