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Are you being bullied?

Are you being bullied?

What you must do:

  • Talk to an adult you trust, such as a teacher, parent, relative or friend as soon as you can.
  • Be persistent. If the first person you talk to doesn’t help, don’t give up. Speak to someone else.
  • If someone you know is being bullied or is in distress, take action and report what you have seen to a trusted adult. Watching and doing nothing can suggest support for the person/people doing the bullying.
  • Ask the person you talk to not to do anything without telling you about it first.
  • You have a right to know what is being done on your behalf and to say whether you think it is a good idea or not.

What not to do:

  • Don’t try to deal with the problem on your own. There is nothing wrong with asking for help.
  • Don’t hurt the people who are bullying. You might end up being accused of bullying yourself.
  • Don’t exaggerate. Always tell the truth about what has happened. If a small part of what you are saying is shown to be untrue then it throws everything else into doubt.
  • Don’t hide what is happening from the adults you trust. Keeping things secret is the biggest weapon of someone who bullies. That is why they go to so much trouble to stop you telling.
  • Don’t copy the bullying behaviour.

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