All children have the right not to be hurt. Bullying can often be things like name-calling, hitting, happy-slapping (when someone gets attacked and it's filmed on a mobile phone) or stealing someone's things. They can also be bullied by receiving nasty messages either via mobile phones or the internet or false rumours being spread about them.
The warning signs that your child is being bullied are usually:
If you think your child or the young person you're looking after is being bullied, act immediately.
Many other children and young people are being bullied; it can happen at any age to any child and must be stopped. Remember, it's not their fault and they have the right to live without being picked on. Bullying behaviour is unacceptable.
You can find more advice on bullying and other subjects in our links section.
We want every child, young person and adult in Wandsworth to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that our homes, communities, schools, youth facilities, neighbourhoods, workplaces, streets and recreational spaces should be free from fear and intimidation so that everyone can develop, learn and flourish, make a positive contribution and achieve their potential.
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