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Last updated:
24 August 2017

Bullying

Find help if you are being bullied and need someone to talk to.

1 What is bullying?

In whatever form it takes, bullying is unacceptable and should be reported. If you are being bullied we can help

Bullying is repeated behaviour that is intended to hurt someone physically or emotionally. It is often aimed at certain groups because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Bullying can take many forms including:

  • Verbal - name calling, teasing or threats. 
  • Physical - being hit, kicked, or having things stolen.
  • Social - being left out, ignored, or having rumours spread about you.
  • Psychological - being made to feel scared or made to do things you don’t want to do.
  • Cyberbullying - online bullying via email, social networks or instant messenger.

Remember to put the brakes on bullying - take a deep Breath, don’t React, walk Away, Keep calm, tell someone Every time and stay Safe.  

2 What to do if you are being bullied

If you are being bullied it is important you talk to someone about it - your mum or dad, a friend or a teacher.

If you are aged between 11-19 and are being bullied you can contact the Action Against Bullying team. The team can give advice on how to cope with bullying  or refer you to a case worker who can provide one-to-one support or other help. You can phone the support line or ask someone you trust to call on your behalf.

3 Organisations that can give advice and support

If you need advice, support or further information about bullying these national organisations can help.

If you want to talk to someone else, contact one of the organisations below who can offer advice and support: 

If you are a parent, find out who to contact if your child is being bullied. 

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