Words by: Hannah Morrish
Anti-bullying Week


At The Student Room we do not tolerate bullying in any form. Monday 12 November marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week 2018, and The Student Room is taking this opportunity to emphasise our commitment to tackling bullying.


You can make a difference this week by spreading the word about the issue of bullying, getting involved in some of Anti-bullying week discussions here on The Student Room or even creating your own thread to share your experiences. We'll be working together as a community to make it clear that we think any form of bullying is unacceptable.

This page includes advice and some tips for you to share. Let's all stand up to bullying and make a difference.

What is bullying?


Bullying can come in many forms. Someone may experience verbal abuse which can include being called names, being put down or humiliated and being teased. They may also have the very unpleasant experience of being threatened or intimidated, and have rumours spread about them. Or the complete opposite may happen; being ignored or left out.

Bullying can also take a more aggressive form with a victim being pushed or pulled about and having money and other possessions taken or messed about with or being hit, kicked or physically hurt.

Bullying doesn't only happen to young students, it can happen in secondary school and college, at university, online, in the workplace and even at home.

More on TSR:

Reasons behind bullying

How do you deal with bullying?

Is this classed as bullying? Should I tell the manager?


If you're being bullied


Remember, you are not alone and you will get through this. The most important thing is to tell someone – it doesn't have to continue. Tell a friend, your family, a teacher or a tutor. If you are 18 or under you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111. You can also find Share how you're feeling with someone you trustmore useful contacts and resources on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website. If you would like to talk about your situation anonymously, you might also find it helpful to start a discussion in the relationships forum, our relationship abuse forum or maybe our friends, family and work forum.


If you know someone who is being bullied


First tell someone who will be able to do something about it, whether it's someone on The Student Room, a teacher or someone else you can trust. Try speaking to the person being bullied too to let them know they are not alone.


Reporting bullying on TSR


If you feel you are being bullied on The Student Room or you see bullying happening, you can report the post by clicking on the 'Report post' link in the top right corner of a post



More on TSR:

Online safety refresher

TSR is a safe friendly place. Here's what we're doing to keep it that way

The Student Room's guide to online safety

Our community guidelines