If you are being bullied follow our guide:
– We understand that you might be scared but sharing the problem gives you someone to talk to and someone to help you to sort it out.
– Remember: Telling someone that you are being bullied is NOT telling tales.
Write down what is happening to you and how you feel about it in a diary.
If you are scared, ask your parents to talk to your Teacher.
Tell your friends so that they can support you.
DON’T fight back – you will only end up in trouble
DON’T blame yourself – remember, no-one deserves to be bullied.
Follow our coping strategies . . .
Talk or write about your feelings
Write down what you want to say to the person who is bullying you
Act out roleplays of how you will react differently next time you may be bullied
Practise shouting ‘No’ or saying it very firmly.
Ignore the bully. Turn around and walk away confidently with your head up (even if you are shaking inside!).
Try not to show you are upset. Bullies get bored if they don’t get a reaction from you.
Stay with a group of other children, whenever possible.
Join other groups, eg. Brownies, scouts, after-school clubs, etc. This will help you to make new friends and have fun doing something you enjoy.
Think positively – remember that you are a good person. Remind yourself of your strengths, the things that you are good at.