Bullying is very serious. It makes people feel unsafe and unhappy. It is everyone’s job to do what they can to stop it.
Bullying is when someone is unkind to another person on purpose. The person being bullied has problems stopping the bullying. So the bully continues to be unkind.
There are different types of bullying:
If someone else is stopping you from feeling safe or being happy then they are bullying you. This may stop you from doing the things you want to do. You may also feel unhappy.
You have a right to:
You also have a right to say no if someone asks you to do something which makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
Bullies might hurt others because:
Bullies are often unhappy. But none of these reasons give them the right to hurt others.
If you are bullying someone or think you could be talk to someone you trust like a:
If you are honest they can help you stop.
You may be afraid to tell someone but it will help. Find someone you trust and who will listen.
They can help you:
If there is no one you trust, you can call Childline on 0800 1111.
They will listen to you.
If you feel good about yourself you are less likely to be bullied or be a bully.
Find activities that make you feel safe, confident and happy.
If you see someone else being bullied try and help them by passing on this advice.