At Ayrshire College, bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable. If you are being bullied or harassed on the basis of, for example, your race, religion or belief (including no belief), or gender identity, then let us know.
It's more than banter. It's bullying:
Bullying can be described as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour. It can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened.
Bullying can take the form of physical, verbal and non-verbal conduct (social media posts) and may include the following behaviours and actions:
- shouting at, being sarcastic towards, ridiculing or demeaning others
- physical or psychological threats
- overbearing and intimidating levels of supervision
- inappropriate and/or derogatory remarks about someone's performance
- abuse of authority or power by those in positions of seniority
- deliberately excluding someone from meetings or communications without good reason
- creating or using web pages that identify and shame people
- creating altered images to degrade people
- sharing personal information to blackmail or harass someone
- someone spreading a false rumour about another person