What is Bullying?

Bullying is offensive, abusive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, or an abuse or misuse of power, which undermines, humiliates, denigrates or injures the recipient.

Bullying behaviour includes:
 - Excluding or isolating someone socially.
 - Physically abusing or threatening abuse.
 - Making offensive jokes or comments.
 - Intruding on a person's privacy by pestering, spying or stalking.
 - Abuse of authority or power

What is Harassment?

Harassment is unwanted behaviour that has the intention or effect to cause alarm and distress. This can lead to a violation of a person’s dignity or create a hostile, degrading or intimidating atmosphere. The behaviour must occur on more than one occasion to be classed as harassment.

Harassment includes;
 - Offensive or derogatory jokes
 - Racial or ethnic slurs
 - Sexual Harassment 
 - Verbal Abuse
 - Physical Assault
 - Distribution of misinformation

Similarly, online harassment is the use of online devices to harass an individual or group with the intention of effect to cause alarm and distress. This may also be referred to as cyber-aggression, cyberbullying, cyber-harassment, cyber-hate, cyber-victimisation or deviant online behaviour. 

Online Harassment includes;
 - Persistent use of electronic communication to harass, frighten or monitor an individual
 - Distribution of misinformation or malicious information
 - Online disclosure of sexual or intimate photos or videos without consent
 - Fraudulent representation i.e., known as catfishing

Impact of Bullying and Harassment
Impact of Bullying and Harassment

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