esafety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with bullying

26 February 2018

There’s a person attached to every body, respect both.

Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself.

But disrespectful and unacceptable behaviour can come in many forms. It isn’t limited to just physical behaviour; it can also go way beyond that. For example, it’s not OK for someone to try and pressure you into sending a nude pic, or to expect the same things to happen that they’ve seen in a porn film. If someone makes you do something you don’t want to, makes you feel scared, intimidated or tries controlling you, it’s not acceptable and is never OK.

Read up on the different types of abuse, get advice and have a look at the organisations that can help.

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05 July 2016

In recent years cyberbullying has overtaken traditional forms of bullying, with 12% of children now experiencing cyberbullying compared to 9% face-to-face (Net Children Go Mobile, 2014).

Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and can have a significant impact on young people’s mental health and wellbeing and can leave them feeling isolated and lonely. It is critical therefore that teachers and professionals understand cyberbullying and know how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents.

More on this resource is here.