Stop Press! See our new Equalities/Anti Bullying Charter developed for primary schools with help from Roundhill School E Team pupils - (in the documents section below right)
The Anti-bullying Alliance defines bulling as: “The repetitive, intentional hurting of one person by another, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be carried out physically, verbally, emotionally or through cyberspace."
Bullying can also be discriminatory: see our guidance section for definitions of, and details of how to deal with racist, homophobic, bi-phobic, transphobic and disability related bullying
Our existing Anti Bullying Charter (useful as a template for seciondary schools) states that bullying of any kind is unacceptable and that everyone should feel safe and be treated with respect. If bullying happens it should be dealt with quickly and effectively and everyone should know where to get support.
Click here to see our short film 'B&NES - a place to be yourself' launched in January 2014 which highlights and celebrates the work we are doing to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our community. We are making a new film in 2016!
Looking for ideas on how to promote anti-bullying?
Read about some of the fantastic equalities work in B&NES led by young people in schools and other settings in our E-Teams Newsletter Spring 2015 and our Guide to setting up an E Team (which was developed by young people).
Here are some more examples of good practice in anti-bullying work across Bath and North East Somerset.