What to do
Download the Bullying fact sheet.
Take action to stop the behaviour
- Tell the person their behaviour is inappropriate, and you don’t like it.
- Ask the person to stop the behaviour.
- Walk away from the bully and ignore the behaviour.
- Ask the person to remove harmful or offensive content online.
- Block the person online.
- Do not respond to messages.
Seek advice & support
- Tell someone you trust about the behaviour, e.g. a friend, family member or a counsellor.
- Talk about how the behaviour has affected you.
- Ask for their advice and support about how to respond or deal with the bully and their behaviour.
- Seek help from a professional support service, such as Headspace on 1800 650 890 or Bully Zero Foundation on 1800 028 559.
- Think about positives in your life, e.g. your strengths, goals and plans.
- Spend time doing things you enjoy and seeing people you like.
Record & report the behaviour
- Keep a record of the bully’s behaviour, what happened and when, as well what you did to try and stop the behaviour.
- Keep any evidence of the behaviour, including photos of bruises, emails and messages, screenshots of posts or comments.
- Report the behaviour to the social media site, e.g. Facebook or Twitter.
- Report the behaviour or seek advice, assistance and support from the University:
- Discuss you concerns with teaching staff for support and referrals.
- Report an incident to campus security.
- Safer Community provide advice, assistance and referrals, including appropriate safety arrangements.
- Student Matters provide advice, information and complaint resolution.
- Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Contact Officers provide information and to discuss your options.
- Counselling provide free and confidential support, contact 9919 5400 for an appointment.
- Advocacy provide independent representation and assistance with University processes, including special consideration.
- If you feel unsafe or threatened, report the behaviour to the Police.