Someone to talk to

Staying Safe. Finding Support. Help and Advice. Useful Contacts.

Subscribe to the b_line newsletter for all the latest news and exclusive discounts!

Bullying

Bullying can happen anywhere. It's not on and there are people who can help.

Bullying can happen on the bus, at school or over your mobile or computer.

There's name-calling, teasing, being pushed around, being forced to hand over your mobile or your money, having rumours spread about you or being left out.

WHAT COUNTS AS BULLYING?

  • Calling people names and making fun of them
  • Spreading lies about someone
  • Leaving people out and making them feel lonely or sad
  • Teasing and embarrassing someone
  • Pushing someone around or hurting them
  • Taking money or forcing a person to hand over their phone
  • Making horrible comments about someone online
  • Sending nasty messages or emails 
  • Taking photos of someone without them saying you can

It may be about the colour of your skin, a disability or your sexuality. Or it may be about nothing at all. Whatever the reason - it's not on and there's plenty of support out there to help you deal with all kinds of bullying.

TACKLE IT

It might be happening to you or someone you know. It's hard to stand up to bullies who enjoy making your life a misery. But we need to make sure bullies don't think they can get away with it.

  • Don't ignore it. Tell a trusted friend or adult, and remember that it's not your fault. No-one deserves to be bullied.
  • Get some advice from the companies in our useful links section
  • Keep a record of when it happens and save a copy of any texts, posts, picture or emails you get
  • Block anyone that tries to bully you online
  • Ask your mates to look out for you. They should understand how you feel and stick around for you.
  • Don't be horrible back - you don't want to get yourself in to trouble too.
  • Try to act more confidently - even if you don't feel it.
  • It may be about the colour of your skin, a disability or your sexuality. Or it may be about nothing at all. Whatever the reason - it's not on and there's plenty of support out there to help you deal with all kinds of bullying. It might be happening to you or someone you know. It's hard to stand up to bullies who enjoy making your life a misery. But we need to make sure bullies don't think they can get away with it.

If you can't talk to anyone near to you, call CHILDLINE on 0800 1111.