Bullying is never ok and in an ever-increasing culture of 'banter' it can be hard to know where to draw the line.  If your bully is a fellow BU student there are policies in place to help combat it, please come and speak to us if you're affected. SUBU Advice is here to help.

Bullying comes in many forms: name calling, breaking belongings, touching you, hitting or kicking etc.. Its not your fault if you are being bullied and there are lots of people you can talk to:


Friends and family

The Police

SUBU Advice

Victim Support

BU Chaplaincy

BU Wellbeing Service

Manager at work if work related

Personal tutor


You're not alone!


If you are being bullied because of your disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation, then this is considered to be a hate crime. Information regarding a hate crime and what to do can be found on our Victims of Crime page.


Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying is a method of bullying and includes bullying via text message, instant messenger services, social network sites and email, as well as via images or videos posted on the internet or spread by mobile phones.Many incidents of bullying are not actually crimes, and therefore the best people to deal with them are parents, teachers or other responsible adults.

Information and advice about cyberbullying can be found on the Internet Matters website

The Cybersmile Foundation is a multi award winning anti cyberbullying non profit organisation that provides expert help and advice for cyberbullying victims and their families

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