Bullying is behaviour that hurts another person. Bullying methods often include physical bullying such as hitting or pushing and emotional bullying such as name calling, threatening and spreading rumours.
Bullying can happen anywhere, at school, at home or online and It can often be repeated over a long period of time and can hurt a child both physically and emotionally.
The effects of bullying can last into adulthood. At its very worst, bullying has driven children and young people to suicide.
Research from the Department for Education found that:
- 40% of young people were bullied in the last 12 months
- 6% of all young people had experienced bullying daily. 9% between once a week and once a month.
- 1 in 4 young people with SEN (special educational needs) experienced violence (actual or threatened)
The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People qualification will develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it. This qualification covers the definitions of bullying and cyber bullying, legislation that relates to bullying, the effects of bullying on children and young people and how to act when bullying is identified.
Using online learning resources, this qualification develops learners knowledge and understanding of bullying. Learners will recognise the signs and understand the effects bullying has on children and young people.
- Action to be taken when a child and young person is being bullied
- Principles of bullying
- Recognising bullying in children and young people
- Understand government guidelines for bullying