Anti -Bullying & Online Safety
What is bullying?
There is no legal definition of bullying. But it is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability. Bullying can have a massive impact on your mental health, both now and in the future. In fact, recent research has shown that if you’re bullied as a child or teenager, you might be twice as likely to use mental health services as an adult.
Bullying can take many forms including:
It can be to your face or online. One-off problems, reactions to your unkindness or arguments with friends are upsetting but not bullying.
How to report online harm?
Before you decide to use a social media service, make sure you know how to report harm if it happens.
Our Safeguarding Team is here to help if you are experiencing issues: (HCSSafeguarding@tonbridgefederation.co.uk).
Click on the link below to access the reporting websites for some key social media services.
It is not listed, others are available here.
Contact Childline if something happens online and an adult is not there to help. You can also call their hotline on:
Also, follow this link for more useful advice:
If any of these issues happen to you online, you MUST inform a trusted adult at home or school immediately. It should also be reported to CEOP:
Someone online has asked you to send them nude images.
You shared a nude image with someone online and they are threatening you.
You did something that you were embarrassed about on webcam and someone has turned nasty towards you.
Someone you don't know is asking you to live-stream and do things you don't want to do.
Someone online keeps asking you to meet them face-to-face and you feel pressured by them.
Someone online was talking to you about sex and it made you feel uncomfortable.
Someone online is putting pressure on you to do things you don't want to do.
Someone you met in an online game keeps trying to talk to you privately.