The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum defines bullying as the repeated use of power by one or more persons intentionally to harm, hurt or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others. Cyber bullying is bullying that takes place through the use of technology, such as mobile phones and the internet.
‘Sexting’ is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video on their mobile phone, computer or tablet. It can include sexual chat or requests for pictures/images of a sexual nature. While sexting is not necessarily bullying, it can sometimes lead to bullying. This leaflet, developed by the Police Service Northern Ireland […]
What makes a real friend? This leaflet helps adults to talk about friendship, exploring how a good friend behaves and makes us feel. Designed specifically for children and young people with disabilities and/or Special Educational Needs, this leaflet can help teach children how to recognise “false-friendships”.
Homophobic bullying is when someone is called names, teased, excluded or hurt because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual, or because others think they are. Homophobic bullying is wrong and it must be stopped.
Bullying is the repeated use of power by one or more persons intentionally to hurt, harm or adversely affect the rights or needs of another or others.
Family Ties: A Guide for Parents who have Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Children (The Rainbow Project & Cara-Friend, 2008)
Young people who are gay or lesbian or bisexual are increasingly confiding in their parents. As new equality legislation and signs of changing attitudes in Northern Ireland have given confidence to young people in this situation, organisations such as Cara-Friend and The Rainbow Project have encountered more young people who are struggling with their sexual […]
Not all incidents of bullying due to race, faith and culture require legal intervention and your first approach should always be to talk openly with your child’s school. Trying to stop your child bullying because of race, faith and culture or being bullied because of their race, faith or culture As a parent it is important that you understand […]
Beat text bullies – keep a record! ..Remember to save this file on your home computer..
As a parent it is important that you understand what bullying is, are aware of the different types, and recognise the impact on children and young people. This will then help you talk openly with your child about bullying and remind them what they should do if they see or experience bullying.
Keeping a record about the bullying you’ve experienced can be really helpful when you are talking to your teacher or another adult about how to sort it out. Try to remember and write down as much as you can about what happened, when and where the bullying took place, and who was involved. You can show this […]