Bullying and Cyberbullying

The NSPCC defines bullying as behaviour that hurts someone else – such as name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. Bullying is usually repeated  and can hurt both physically and emotionally.

Bullying that happens online, using social networks, games and mobile phones, is often called cyberbullying.

If you are aged 19 or under – ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support 24/7, on 0800 1111 or www.childline.org.uk

If you are worried a child may be experiencing bullying, contact the NSPCC for help, advice and support on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

If the bullying is motivated by hostility on grounds of disability / mental health; race, ethnicity or nationality; religion or belief; sexual orientation or transgender identity; age; or gender it may be a hate crime.

Contact the police

If you or a child’s safety is at risk do not hesitate to call 999. If you feel it is non-emergency you can still log incidents that have happened by calling 101.


Staffordshire Victims Gateway

For advice and support call us on:
Tel: 0330 0881 339

Kidscape 0845 120 5204

Kidscape is an anti-bullying charity that runs a telephone advice line for parents and carers. It also runs assertiveness training courses for young people who’ve been bullied. There’s extensive information for parents and carers on its website https://www.kidscape.org.uk/

Bullying UK 0808 800 2222

For information on bullying & cyberbullying

Workplace Bullying

Site offers resources on workplace bullying, harassment, employment law and industrial stress

Ruby Girl 01782 683781

RubyGirl UK engages, energises and equips both teenage girls and young women to realise their value, reach their potential and revolutionise their world

Childnet 020 7639 6967

Work directly with children/young people from the ages of 3 to 18 as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals on internet safety.