‘Bullying is a form of abuse. It comprises repeated acts over time that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful individual or group abusing those who are less powerful. The power imbalance may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a target’


Cyber Bullying Use of the internet to intimidate another person
Physical Abuse Being violent to another person/persons
Emotional one to one intimidation and hurtful comments to others
Sexual Abuse Inappropriate sexual references or being physically pressured into
sexual behaviour
Racism Discriminating against another person because of their race/ethnicity
Sexism Discriminating against another person due to their sex
Homophobia Discriminating against another person due to their sexual


Derby College conducts a Zero tolerance policy to any student bullying another student/member of staff. If you witness anything that may be associated with bullying the initial thing to do is speak to your college tutor and discuss the matter, but you can always come and talk to the SAC if that’s the route you would prefer.


These are all types of bullying that you or somebody you know may have experienced. If you feel like you might need some advice on how to deal with a situation that is developing into bullying in whatever form then don’t hesitate to get in touch and seek advice from the SAC.


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