Being Bullied

You might be called names, threatened, hurt, personal possessions broken or stolen. Untrue rumours may have been told to the people around you and this makes you feel bad.  This can be done to you directly or through people you know and through facebook and text, etc.  Being bullied can make you feel bad about yourself and sometimes it is difficult to know how stop it happening and how to feel more confident in yourself.

What you can do

It is important that you can work out why you feel the way you feel and the best way to do this to speak to someone.  Talking to someone about your feelings can help you to understand and make sense of the emotions that you are experiencing.  Sharing with someone you trust can help you to feel less isolated and also give that person an idea of how to support you.

Who you can speak to

It is important that you talk to someone you can trust with these intimate feelings.  A close friend or relative is good and they can see you regularly to offer support, however you may feel uncomfortable sharing these feelings with them.  You have lots of other choices, you can speak to a corner worker in confidence or use the support services available online or on the phone.

For more information please see Respect me, Bullying or Childline.