If you think someone you know is being bullied or harassed there are lots of ways in which you can help them.
Taking time to understand what constitutes bullying or harassment may help inform your next steps. If you feel you can talk to them about what you have seen, they may be able to describe what has been happening and how it has made them feel. 

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If you or they are in immediate danger or seriously injured call 999 (or 112 from a mobile).
If you or they are on campus, you can call Security Services on 24/7 365 days a year on 01904 32 4444 or use the Safezone App.
If an incident has just happened, try and find somewhere you and they feel safe. 

Talk

  • Talk to them - If you feel able, talking things over can sometimes be a big help.
  • Listen - Stay calm, be empathetic and show your concern. Try to listen without judging or directing.
  • Give options - When they have finished talking ask them if they are okay to talk through some possible options and next steps. Allow the individual to stay in control of the conversation and of their decisions.
  • Is this a situation that could be resolved without intervention? For instance, blocking the person who is bullying or harassing the other on social media. 
  • Make sure you look after yourself and if you need support ask for it.

Support

Find out more about support options both within and outside of the University for dealing with bullying and harassment. 

Report

  • Reporting to the University - You can chose to report with your contact details or anonymously using the buttons below.  
  • Reporting to the police - If they're thinking of reporting to the police, Victim Support has produced information on how this process may work, and what to expect. 
  • Reporting to Crime Stoppers anonymously -  You can call crime stoppers at any point on 0800 555 111 or use the Crimestoppers online form.

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