Bullying and cyberbullying At a glance
Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone else – such as name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone.
It can happen anywhere – at school, at home or online. It’s usually repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally.
Bullying that happens online, using social networks and mobile phones, is often called cyberbullying. A child can feel like there’s no escape because it can happen wherever they are, at any time of day or night.
Help and advice
Signs, symptoms and effects
Keeping children safe
Research and resources
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, phone the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.