Bullying affects lots of people and can happen anywhere: at school, travelling to and from school, in sporting teams, in friendship or family groups or in the workplace.
There is no legal definition of bullying. But it is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically, and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability.
Bullying UK is a charity helping parents, pupils, schools and adults deal with bullying. There is comprehensive advice on the website, including information on dealing with cyber bullying and racism and personal advice is given by email.