Bullying can happen even if you’re not at school.

It might be that you’re:

– being called names

being made to feel small

– being teased

– having rumours spread about you

– being ignored and left out

– being threatened.

If you think you’re being bullied whilst the schools are closed, here are some tips that could help:

– try not to panic, you can still get help even though you’re not at school

– keep screenshots of any nasty messages or images that you receive

– tell someone you trust or get in touch with an organisation, like Childline that can give you advice

– change your social media profiles to private

– unfollow people

– remove yourself from any negative groups

– block anyone who is sending you messages you’re not happy with.

Out of school

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Mental health

Looking for a counsellor?

Counselling is a safe space to talk about issues at school. Find out how to look for a counsellor near you.

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