Crime Types:  

Bullying and Cyberbullying


The NSPCC defines bullying as behaviour that hurts someone else – such as name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone. Bullying is usually repeated  and can hurt both physically and emotionally.

Bullying that happens online, using social networks, games and mobile phones, is often called cyberbullying.

If you are aged 19 or under – ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support 24/7, on 0800 1111 or

If you are worried a child may be experiencing bullying, contact the NSPCC for help, advice and support on 0808 800 5000 or email

If the bullying is motivated by hostility on grounds of disability / mental health; race, ethnicity or nationality; religion or belief; sexual orientation or transgender identity; age; or gender it may be a hate crime.



Crime Prevention Information

It may be useful to you to have some advice on crime prevention to see what you can do to protect yourself in the future. You can find lots of useful information on local crime prevention by clicking here:

For more help and support on any of the above, please contact Staffordshire Victim Gateway.


Crime Prevention

7 in 10 people who use our Victim Gateway service are happy with the outcome.

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