Bullying

Bullying won’t stop unless you tell someone who can help.

“They stir things up so people don’t want to be my friend. I’m depressed, annoyed, stressed and keep breaking down in tears. I feel like I’m about to fall apart.” – boy aged 13

Bullies are very cunning and are expert at getting away with it.

We all know that bullying goes on in and out of school, and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action is they suspect or discover that child(ren) are being bullied.

Bullying includes:

  • People calling you names
  • Making things up to get you into trouble
  • Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
  • Taking things away from you
  • Damaging your belongings
  • Stealing your money
  • Taking your friends away from you
  • Spreading rumours
  • Threats and intimidation
  • Making silent or abusive phone calls
  • Bullies can also frighten you so that you don’t want to go to school, so that you pretend to be ill to avoid them

Are you being bullied?

Do you know someone who is being bullied?
Talk to your parent or adult in your family;
Talk to a Teacher, adult family friend or neighbour;

Get Advice e.g.

 

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When the Internet, mobile phones or other devices are used to hurt or embarrass another person e.g. text messaging, email, instant messaging (like MSN), using social networking sites (e.g. Facebook) or any other type of digital technology. To find out more go to: www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/HealthAndRelationships/Bullying/