What is Cyber Bullying? (NIABF, 2016)

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’ and the Law

‘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 […]

Real Friends are Caring and Fun

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”.

End Homophobic Bullying

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.

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 […]

What is Bullying due to Race, Faith and Culture? (NIABF, 2007)

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 […]

Recording Diary (ChildLine, 2003)

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 […]