patting, poking, stroking, hand touches These actions when accepted by both parties may be harmless, but if you have expressed a choice not to be patted or to have an arm around your shoulders and the behavior continues, it may constitute harassment and can be considered intimidation.Because of the wide range or accepted human behavior in a diverse society, this type of intimidation usually requires an ongoing pattern of both a type of behavior and a refusal to modify the behavior when a complaint is expressed in an appropriate way (see below).Similarly, if large numbers of people are continuously gathering outside or near your property, or indeed your local supermarket, and their behaviour is causing you alarm, distress, fear or intimidation then this behaviour may amount to anti-social behaviour.These anti-social behaviour provisions do not apply where the behaviour is by a person under 18 years of age as anti-social behaviour by children is dealt with under different provisions.The University administration will fully support all the steps necessary to ensure that this is the case.When confronted with a disruptive individual who does not respond to your requests to stop, or directions to leave, it is advisable to seek help and advice.[top] It is a good practice to set our your expectations of student conduct in your class at the beginning of the term when you are making your usual announcements of evaluation procedures, assignments, etc.
An example of this might be defective or inadequate equipment or facilities when adequate equipment or facilities are or should be available and their denial appears to be punitive. This form of intimidation may also include repeated telling of insulting or demeaning jokes, references to your person, or physical gestures designed to insult or demean you as a person.
Recognising and dealing with such problems are important parts of your teaching responsibility.
The student may be causing difficulty in other classroom settings; your role in bringing this behaviour to the attention of the relevant University authorities is critical.
Failure to comply with a behaviour order is a criminal matter.
So, for example, if a neighbour is continuously playing loud music which was causing you annoyance and interfered with your peace and quiet this may amount to anti-social behaviour.