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Learning to understand and manage conflict is an important part of growing up. Bullying is not simply a 'falling out'. Research shows that experiencing bullying can have a significant impact on a child's life well into adulthood. To ensure we are able to prevent bullying, act quickly when it takes place and avoid misidentifying bullying, it is vital that schools and other settings have a shared definition of bullying. This should be understood by the whole school or setting including parents, young people and all staff.

This site provides tools, resources, advice and support around bullying and how to deal with it:

Racist Bullying

Race and Faith Targeted bullying in schools can range from ill-considered remarks, which are not intended to be hurtful, to deliberate physical attacks causing serious injury and emotional harm to children. The Beyond Bullying site provides information about racially motivated abuse and access to the Anti-racist audit tool which can be adopted by schools.

Useful National Websites

The following websites provide useful information on bullying: