What are my rights if I am being bullied by other students?

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Unfortunately, research says that bullying of students with disabilities is very common. Your school must do as much as they can to stop this.

First, they must make sure they have policies and procedures that address bullying and harassment of students.

Second, they must make sure that everybody knows about these policies and procedures, and follows them.

It is against the Disability Standards for Education to bully, harass or victimise students because of their disability.  This means that all schools, universities, TAFEs and other education providers must protect you as much as they can from bullying and harassment.

If you are being bullied or harassed, tell your teacher. If nothing is done to fix the problem, you can put in a formal complaint. An adult like a parent can help you do this. You can also get help from an advocate.

It is important to stop bullying immediately.  Bullying can cause depression or anxiety, and even result in people hurting your body (physical assault). You should tell a parent, teacher, friend or advocate as soon as possible if this happens to you.

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