What is Sexual/Sexist Bullying?
Any bullying behaviour, whether physical or non-physical, that is based on a person's sex. It is when a person's sex is used as a reason to target them. Although it is more commonly directed at girls, boys can also be subjected to this form of bullying. It can be carried out to a person's face, behind their back or through the use of technology.
- Teasing or putting someone down because of:
- their sex life (e.g. because they haven't had sex or if they've had sex with a number of people)
- their body (e.g. the size of their breasts, bottom or muscles)
- Using sexual words to put someone down (like calling someone 'slut' or 'bitch')
- Making threats or jokes about serious and frightening subjects like rape
- Spreading rumours about someone's sexual activity
- Touching parts of someone's body that they don't want to be touched
- Putting pressure on someone to act in a sexual way
If you wish to report concerns about child sexual abuse and/or exploitation, please click on the CEOP button below:
Sexual bullying: Developing effective anti-bullying practice.
The Anti-Bullying Alliance has developed this guide on
prevention and response to sexual bullying to assist
teachers and other professionals as they safeguard,
educate and support children in their care.
Healthy relationships and relationship abuse
Abuse is not normal and never ok. If you are in a relationship with someone, you should feel safe, respected and free to be yourself. There are different forms of abuse, which you can find out about below, but if your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it's possible you're in an abusive relationship.
Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Board
Individuals affected by domestic/sexual violence and abuse can access a helpline and be signposted to other local services in Leicestershire, Rutland and Leicester City
The ADAM Project (Against Domestic Abuse for Men) offers free, confidential support to men aged 16 years and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who are experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse.
Empowering young people to feel they have the tools and confidence and support around the issues of family relationships which can lead to early and forced marriage and dishonour based violence.
The LGBT domestic violence charity
Forced Marriage - an awareness raising educational animation
Muslim Women's Network UK have produced this short, animated animation about the dangers of forced marriage and how to seek help and support. This link opens up You Tube.