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 like it’s never going to stop. And it can feel so lonely. But you are not the only one, and you do have options you can try out which might help:
- Get advice online – check out the tips, films and links below.
- Talk to a friend or your parents/carers – bottling up your feelings can make you feel worse.
- Tell a teacher – the school has a duty to look after you and make sure you feel safe.
- If you don’t feel like you can talk to anyone you know, remember that you can always call ChildLine 0800 1111.
- Steer clear of the bully – 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.
- 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.
- Remember that fighting back could make it worse.