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Most people understand bullying as behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that is intended to hurt another individual or group either physically or emotionally. If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this website will enable you to identify solutions and remedies along with practical help.
All bullying, whatever the motivation or method is unacceptable and should not be tolerated. It can affect anyone and we are all potential targets - whether we are adult, child or the bullying is at school, in the community, at work, on line or at home.
By law, all schools must have measures in place to prevent bullying and teachers, pupils and parents should be told what that policy is. A schools involvement in tackling bullying should not start at the point at which a child or student has been bullied. Good schools develop an ethos to prevent bullying happening in the first place. When bullying does occur, it is important for schools to respond promptly, support the bullied pupil and ensure that bullying does not happen again.
Likewise, employers should have robust procedures in place to deal with bullying in the workplace. If you are being bullied, talk to your employer and find out what procedures and policies are in place and find out how to make a formal complaint using your employer’s grievance procedure.
The National Bullying Helpline are employment law specialists and can help anyone dealing with bullying at work. We can advise you on your rights and what you can do next if you have been bullied at work. Bullying in the workplace can cover a wide variety of topics so if you need more information on any subject related to bullying, please call our confidential helpline on 0845 22 55 787.
Knowing your child is being bullied at school is extremely difficult for any parent to deal with. The only way to put a stop to bullying is if the parent and teacher work together to find the right solution. We are here to help and offer information and advice to help you communicate with the school and find a way to stop bullying.
BBC Newsround is seeking to speak to young people between the ages of 8-14 who have experienced cyberbullying whilst playing games online.
An effective guide for parents dealing with a bullying problem at school, this step by step bullying guide, written by the founder of the National Bullying Helpline is designed to help parents put a stop to bullying. This guide includes practical solutions to help you report a bullying issue and how to escalate matters if you feel the school is not doing enough to protect your son or daughter. We've included template letters to help you get a quick and effective response from the school.
If you believe you are being bullied or harassed at work by a colleague or management, we can help. You may have been Suspended, Dismissed or Disciplined or left feeling you have been treated unfairly. Click here to find ideas, solutions and strategies to ease your work-related stress and help you though the situation. Hopefully this will lead to a solution to your problem.
We specialise in all areas of employment law related to Bullying in the workplace and conflict resolution. From dealing with difficult staff to Independent workplace investigations we can help. If you are a Supervisor, team leader, line manager or Director and you have responsibility for managing staff, you will find guidelines, tips, recommendations and solutions here.
If your son or daughter is getting bullied at school or you are a parent dealing with a distressed child who is being bullied right now. We can help with practical advice that's proven to stop bullying or help you approach the school to address the situation. Maybe the school simply isn't doing enough to prevent bullying or protect you child. Whatever you bullying situation, we can help
Cyber-bullying is on the increase - more and more cases are being reported to our helpline by children and extremely worried parents every day. It's a personal attack using technology, which is intended to cause you harm or distress. If you have been the target of on-line abuse or believe you are the victim of cyberbullying. We can offer practical advice and solutions to put a stop to this ecrime.
In 2017 there was a most disturbing, steep, rise in self-harm statistics among teenage girls, according to BBC News. We have to ask whether some of these statistics are linked to bullying and to a condition The National Bullying Helpline is recognising in the UK called Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder.
Stress is one on the biggest contributors to long term sick leave in the UK with over half a million workers citing stress, depression or anxiety as a factor to their absence in the last year. For more information about stress related to bullying at work click here as we address the issue of Work Related Stress.
With the rise of mobile phones and hand-held devices, social media has become part of everyone’s life and the use of social media has seen the growth of online bullying. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat allow people to share photos and video instantly around the world.
If bullying is not addressed mental illness can result through the repetition of negative experiences emotions, thinking patterns and behaviours. It is essential to understand that by the time mental illness is visible, a person will have gone through a sustained period of upset, confusion and negative emotions.
The National Bullying Helpline is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. Our Volunteers all give their time freely to the helpline and our services are increasingly in demand. Every call we receive has a unique set of circumstances, some are just looking to clarify their position, while some have reached the point where they want to take legal action. With this in mind, we have developed a four step process to help you work through your situation and resolve your bullying issue.
Call our free helpline for bullying and employment law advice. We will do all we can to help you understand your rights and give you the confidence to resolve matters yourself.
This website is full of information related to bullying, including useful tips, common-sense approaches, advice and practical information for adults and children.
An employment law specialist will review your situation and provide you with a professional, case specific report with details on how to proceed and what steps to take next.
Do you need to talk to a solicitor or get help with a business dispute? Search the Bullying Directory for professional services across the UK related to bullying and employment law.
Here you will find Bullying Guides to help you through your current situation. They are well structured and contains sample letters and guidance to assist in almost every scenario. There will be something for you here to help tackle bullying, on or off-line. Before calling our helpline, take a quick look at the documents below.
Designed to walk you through every step of the process and help you resolve the problems your child is facing.
This guide includes everything you need to know from setting expectations, the role of the school, how to escalate matters to detailed template letters to the school, Headmaster and Governors or Trustees.
If someone has posted false, malicious or private things about you online and you believe the cyberbully is someone you know or used to be friends with, this can be very distressing.
This guide will help you understand what you can do and how to persuade the perpetrator to stop bullying you.
Being accused of bullying can be very upsetting. If you are accused, it may be you're being subjected to a form of bullying yourself. It may be, you need some assistance or additional resources.
This document is aimed at assisting those who are accused of bullying – whether it's true or not.
I am writing this brief review of the helpline following our recent dialogue in helping us resolve a case of bullying in the workplace.
I am an 82 years old Master Mariner who has commanded ships doing the more difficult marine tasks and managed a workforce over nine hundred strong in the subArctic waters of the Atlantic. In other words a wealth of management experience. Nevertheless I found the need to contact you for advice in the difficult subject of bullying. The fact that bullying is so pernicious that it is a cause of considerable mental health issues and suicide is enough reason to seek advice immediately.
I thank you for your time, indeed out of hours, for the wisdom and kindness.
You did what you claim to do, help, and do it professionally.
Captain M.J.Hogan FNI.
We will act if we believe and adult or child is at risk or in danger. We have a Service Agreement with Wiltshire Police, covering the UK, and we work closely with them in cases where an individual feels intimidated or threatened in any way. In an emergency you can contact the Police Domestic Violence Liaison Officer : North & West Wilts. Telephone: 01249 449766
We help people in distress in a practical, positive, timely, way and in some cases we will put callers in touch with professional service providers ; (ACAS, Solicitors, Mediators, Counsellors and other dispute resolution service providers etc).
*Call Charges: 0845 calls are charged at circa 7p per minute plus your Telecom providers access charges. We do not receive revenue from inbound calls and nor do we profit from calls. The National Bullying Helpline is a member of NCVO Member ID: MEMBERVC/17761
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