There are different types of bullying that young people can experience such as:
To help try and stop the bullying you might:
Bullying can be a one-off or it can go on for a long time and bullying can happen to anyone. Ignoring bullying won’t make it go away. You need to tell someone about what is happening.
Talk to someone you trust such as your parents, carers or your teacher. If you are being bullied at School your teacher may have no idea that it is happening, and the school will have an anti-bullying policy to support you.
There are also services which can support you such as Childline and The Mix. If your under 19, you can call Childline with any problem big or small on 0800 11 11. The Mix offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them. There is a free 1-2-1 website service available or you can call 0800 808 4994, between 3pm-12am, seven days per week.
Real life stories from young people about overcoming the effects of bullying
The Children’s Society provide a guide to bullying
Barnardos provide information to understand bullying as well as your rights and how you can get help
The National Bullying Helpline has information to help you if you are being bullied
A video for children about overcoming bullying
A video for young people about spotting the signs of bullying
An anti-bullying competition winner from anti-bullying week in 2016
Family Lives is encouraging people to choose kindness and help stand up to bullying