Bullying comes in many different forms and is anything that makes someone else feel bad. It can be laughing at someone, calling them names, or pushing them around emotionally or physically. Bullying can take place at school, or when you are out or online.

Bullies try to make their victims feel like there is something wrong with them.

Some bullies use text messages and the internet. Save any threatening messages you receive and tell an adult – if you let bullies get away with it they will have won and will do it again.

No one deserves to be bullied and you should be free to be yourself without fear.


In June 2016 the Anti-Bullying Alliance held a competition to ask pupils in England to create the official Anti-Bullying Week 2016 film and the winning entry was the above film, Bullied from St Helen's College 14-16 Academy.

How to beat a bully

The best reaction to a bully is to be happy and confident. Show them that they are not important to you.

One way you could do this is to work harder on something that you are good at, like skateboarding or Judo, building models or painting pictures and when the bullies attack, remember how you felt while doing the task, smile stand up tall and walk away from them.

Tell someone

People who are bullied are often scared to tell anyone, but it's very important that you talk to someone you trust.

Talk to your friends or a trusted adult if a bully persists - there is always a way to solve the problem.

Online banter or bullying?

At school

Ask your school to set up a Peer support programme. This is where older children who may have suffered from bullying are given training on how to help others who are going through it.

YOU are not alone, you are not the only one being bullied

Coming together and talking about what is happening will help.

You can also ring Childline - 0800 1111 for advice. 

If you are being bullied for your race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity this is a hate incident or crime. You can find more information about this on our hate crime page.


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