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Are you being bullied?

Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. If you are being bullied it can affect every aspect of your life and make your time at home, school, college or work and with friends and family very difficult. There is lots of information and advice in the following websites including knowing the different types of bullying, why people might bully and tips for how to beat bullying and get help.

If you are being bullied, it is important talk to an adult you trust, this can be at home, school, or work so they can help you or it can be reported to the police if you feel in danger.

Some of these tips include

  • building your confidence by trying new things, writing down what you like about yourself or doing something nice for someone else
  • practice standing up for yourself without being rude or pushy – write down what you want to say and practise saying it
  • block the bully on your phone or social media sites or change the way you walk home to avoid coming in to contact with them
  • tell someone you trust about what's happening – either a friend, family member, teacher or other adult, it will make you feel better just getting it off your chest and there may be ways they can help

Useful links

Website: Childline Types of bullying (opens in a new window)

Website: NHS Choices - Bullying (opens in a new window)

Website: Starting Well Partnership Support with bullying (opens in a new window)

Website: Young Minds Bullying (opens in a new window)

Website: Support for homophobic, transphobic or biphobic bulling Homophobic Transphobic Helpline (opens in a new window)

Website: Ditch the Label (opens in a new window) provides bullying, mental health and relationships support.

Website: Thinkuknow (opens in a new window)