Bullying and harassment

Bullying and harassment is not acceptable at AUT. Bullying and harassment are unwanted and unwelcome behaviours which makes it difficult to work and study peacefully and safely.

Harassment behaviour

Harassment is a pattern of behaviour which is:

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

Bullying behaviour

Bullying is aggressive or threatening behaviour which 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 cyber bullying 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

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