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Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via social media or the internet). It can involve verbal taunts, name calling, physical injury, and damage to property, rumour spreading, shunning or ridicule and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups, for example on grounds of ethnicity, religion, belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability,or because a child is in care, has caring responsibilities or mental health issues. It might be motivated by actual differences, perceived differences or as a result of association with someone else.

Brighton & Hove City Council advises all schools to record both bullying and prejudiced based incidents by type and to report bullying by type data to the Council as described in its guidance to schools on reporting and recording.

Further guidance, advice and locally available training can be found in the folders to the left of this page.
If your school would like support in auditing and developing whole school approaches to anti-bullying including training please email

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