King’s is committed to being an environment free from bullying and harassment, prejudice, and discrimination. Bullying is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 and to King's College London's Bullying and Harassment Policy.

It's happened to me, what can I do?

It's happened to someone I know, what can I do?

If you know someone who has been affected by bullying, they are not alone and support is available.
  • Think 
    • Are they in immediate danger? If they are in immediate danger or seriously injured, you can contact the emergency services on 999 (or 112 from a mobile phone) or the King’s Security Team.
    • Find a safe space.  If an incident has just happened, try to help them find somewhere they feel safe. 
    • What is bullying? It might be useful to think about what is meant by bullying and how this behaviour is described.
  • Talk
    • Listen. Just taking the time to listen to someone and talk about what has happened can help. Try these 6 active listening tips to help you support them.
    • Give options. When they have finished talking, ask them if they are okay to talk through some possible options and next steps.
    • You can encourage them to seek support. If this is a fellow student, encourage them to explore the guidance we have on Student Services Online, as described above, especially for our guidance for looking after your health and wellbeing.
    • Alternatively, you can make an anonymous disclosure which will allow us to investigate if there are multiple instances in one area.
  • Get support
    • You may want to seek out support yourself for guidance on the best way to help the person you know who's been affected. 
    • You may want to consider approaching your Personal Tutor, Faculty Wellbeing & Welfare Team, the Chaplaincy or any other trusted person to help you help someone else.

There are two ways you can tell us what happened