Being bullied, whether in person or online, can be frightening and upsetting. Nobody has the right to belittle you, make you feel bad about yourself or frighten you.
Unfortunately, bullying is still common and a lot of young people suffer as a result. You may feel sad, angry or confused about what is happening. Whatever you are feeling is completely normal, everyone deals with the effects of bullying differently.
Help and support
If you are unsure about what to do or if you simply need someone to talk to, we are here to help, please contact us.
If you are being bullied or want to protect yourself from being bullied in the future these simple steps may help:
- Speak to an adult about what is happening to you. You could talk to a parent or teacher or you can contact us directly to talk about your concerns.
- If the bullying is taking place online you can block the people who harass or abuse you, ask someone you trust for help if you are unsure how to do this.
- All social networks have policies about dealing with inappropriate messages – if you are receiving abusive messages you can take a screenshot and report the issue directly to the network or website you are receiving them on. Ask a trusted adult for help if you are struggling.
- Learn how to set security settings to restrict access to your social media profiles to just family and friends you trust.