A guide for students under 18 years and vulnerable adults
You have a right to be safe whilst in college, on a work placement or in your place of work. You also have a responsibility not to harm other people. This tells you what you can do if you or someone else is being harmed.
How can I be harmed?
You might be suffering from some form of abuse if you are:
- Being physically hurt or emotionally harmed
- Being bullied or made to do something you don’t want to. This includes cyber bullying (see bullying section)
- Being made to do sexual things you do not want to do.
What is bullying?
Bullying is behaviour that is usually repeated over time and that intentionally hurts another individual or group, physically or emotionally. One person or a group can bully others.
Bullying can also take place using social media such as Facebook and mobile phones. This is called Cyber Bullying.