Bullying & Abuse
Talk Out, Don't Act Out
When somebody does something to control, bully or hurt someone else: it is called abuse. Abuse can take many forms such as physical, sexual, emotional and verbal abuse.
Is control by violence or threat of violence including hitting, biting, burning or shaking.
When someone forces another to do any sexual acts that they do not want to do or watch something sexual that they do not want to watch.
Is putting a person down and undermining their confidence by using threats, insults, name calling or shouting.
Bullying is the ongoing abuse of another person through physical, emotional or verbal means, often in the presence of others. Nobody has the right to hurt you physically or emotionally even if they are in a position of authority or they say they love you. Abuse is wrong. Always refuse to accept abuse and remember that secrecy is an abusers best weapon, so NEVER KEEP IT A SECRET and remember HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE. The most important thing is to tell somebody you trust.
Talk to a GP
+353 (0)1 873 3500
1890 927 277
West Cork Women Against Violence
1800 203 136
Sexual Violence Centre, Cork
+353 (0)21 450 55 77
1800 496 496
1800 497 497
Support for Male Vic toms of Domestic Abuse
+353 (0)46 902 3718
Anti Bulling Network
The Anti-Bullying Network is an independent operation tackling bulling in the community
Preventing Bullying, Protecting Children