Recognising Bullying

Bullying can mean many different things. Below are some ways that children and young people have described bullying:

Bullying can also be part of other forms of abuse, including neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

If you are being bullied in person or online, then you might think that it's your fault. It isn't.  No-one has the right to bully you. If you speak out about it, there are people who care - they will listen to you and help you.

Children Who Are Bullied

There are many signs that a child is being bullied. Some signs to look for:

If you suspect your child is being bullied, remember to support your child, inform others and take action. 


Cyberbullying is when one person or a group of people try to threaten, tease or embarrass someone else by using a mobile phone or the internet. Cyberbullying is just as harmful as bullying in the real world. If you see it happening, report it. Don't ignore it. 

There are lots of different types of cyberbullying. These are the main ones:

Even though cyberbullying cannot physically hurt you, it can still leave you feeling mentally vulnerable and very upset. You can also feel scared, lonely and stressed and that there's no way out.