COVID-19 response

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Harassment and bullying


This chapter explains about the different legal steps you can take under the civil law (non-criminal law) to deal with various kinds of harassment, bullying or intimidation.

This includes harassment by strangers in the community through things like stalking you or sending you threatening letters. It also includes “cyberbullying”, which is where you’re harassed through texts, emails or online posts.

The chapter also explains about when serious cases of harassment or bullying can amount to a criminal offence, so that you can lay a complaint with the police.

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