Bullying is an issue which affects people from all walks of life and can happen at any point. The reality is, bullying isn’t confined to school gates and its victims aren’t limited to young people. it exists at home, online and in our wider communities.

The long-lasting and damaging effects of being bullied have been proven, including negative consequences on both physical and mental health. Research demonstrates how crucial it is that we do all that we can to prevent bullying in our society.

There are numerous online resources for schools, parents, businesses and public sector organisations to help tackle bullying. Some can be found online at www.standuptobullying.co.uk.

I hope you’ll join me and #StandUpToBullying