Bullying and harassment: what it is and where to get support

Bullying and harassment are not acceptable at AUT. Bullying and harassment are unwanted and unwelcome behaviours that make it difficult to work and study peacefully and safely.

Report an incident of bullying or harassment

You can report an incident using our online form.

Report bullying, harassment or sexual harm

Harassment behaviour

Harassment is a pattern of behaviour that is:

  • Unwanted by the recipient
  • Repeated or of a significant nature
  • Unacceptable
  • Harmful to the recipient

Bullying behaviour

Bullying is aggressive or threatening behaviour that is:

  • Deliberate
  • Intended to cause harm
  • A pattern of behaviour that over time leads to fear and/or anxiety

Forms of harassment

Harassment can be:

  • Written material
  • Spoken communication (face to face, phone call)
  • Physical actions such as unwanted touching
  • Pictures or drawings
  • Electronic such as cyberbullying or cyber harassment
  • People may be harassed because of their race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, family or marital status

Download Preventing Bullying and Harassment Procedures

Need support or advice about sexual harm or other violence?

Find out more about reporting and getting support around sexual harm or other violence.

Sexual harm and other violence support and reporting

Support at AUT

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