Bullying behaviour can take place in schools, children’s services, residential services, at home and in the community, at youth groups and out-of-school care and can come from both children and adults. It is also increasingly associated with the use of the internet and mobile phone technologies, especially via social networking sites such as Facebook (so-called ‘cyber-bullying’). In essence, the behaviour is the same and requires similar prevention methods.

Organisations should develop and implement anti-bullying policies

Useful links:

respectme, support for Services

Childline telephone support for children and young people.

A National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland’s Children and Young People

Parentline a national, confidential helpline providing advice for parents

Cyberbullying – Safe to Learn: Embedding anti-bullying work in schools.

Advice for parents on bullying