What is discrimination?
Discrimination is when someone is treated differently, unfairly or worse because your age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, being pregnant or have a child, your religion or beliefs, your race, skin colour or where you were born. See Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
Examples of bullying, harassment and abuse
- Having your sexuality, sex characteristics or gender ‘outed’ by someone.
- Being shamed or called names, including insults relating to your sexuality, sex characteristics or gender.
- Someone sharing nude or intimate images of you without your consent.
- Someone encouraging you to hurt yourself.
- Someone spreading rumours and lies about you.
- Someone repeatedly sending you unwanted messages.
- Someone threatening to do any of the above.