Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting (physically or emotionally) of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.
All schools must have policies in place that includes measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.
There are lots of really good websites that give information around the different types of bullying and how to get help. Please see links at the end of this section.
If it is not stopped, bullying can cause serious problems for those that are targeted; they may become depressed, have low self-esteem and in some cases can harm themselves.
The school nurse can help by listening to anyone who is experiencing bullying and can advise the person on how to deal with this, helping them to get further support if needed.
If you would like to contact your School Nurse, please click here