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What Is Harassment & Bullying? 


There is no legal definition of bullying. But it is usually defined as recurrent 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 / disability.

Bullying can take many forms including:

  • physical assault
  • social bullying
  • threatening behaviour
  • name calling
  • cyberbullying
  • sexualised bullying



Harassment is unwanted behaviour which you find offensive or which makes you feel intimidated or humiliated. It can happen on its own or alongside other forms of discrimination. Unwanted behaviour could be: spoken or written words or abuse, offensive emails, tweets or comments on social networking sites.

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Every learner carries a personal responsibility for their own behaviour and for ensuring that their conduct is in accordance with the principles set out in Total Training Provisions policy.

In addition, each person has a responsibility to report any instance of bullying and harassment which they witness, or which comes to their attention.

Tutors have a responsibility to act as role models, proactively addressing instances of bullying and harassment. 

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