Help me

I’m being bullied

No one has the right to hurt you, call you names or treat you badly.

Bullying is always wrong, whether it happens at school, at home, in a text or on social media.

When you’re being bullied, it can feel so lonely… like it’s never going to stop. But you are not the only one, and you do have options you can try which might help:

  1. Talk to someone you trust – this could be a teacher, family member or friend. It may not make the bullying stop, but it can help you feel better, especially as bottling up your feelings can make you feel worse.
  2. Get advice – below there are tips, films and links that could help.
  3. Tell a teacher – the school has a duty to look after you and make sure you feel safe.
  4. If you don’t feel like you can talk to anyone you know, try talking to ChildLine 0800 1111.
  5. Steer clear of the person doing the bullying – block, delete or unfriend anyone who is bullying you on social media. Change your walk home from school. Avoid places in the school where the bully hangs out.
  6. Record it – Keep a log about the times you are bullied, or save any messages you get. You can use your notes to report the bullying to the school.
  7. Remember that fighting back could make it worse.