Bullying at school can
often be things like name-calling, hitting, pushing and stealing
someone's belongings. It also includes stuff that’s less visible,
like sending nasty texts or spreading false rumours about
People get picked on for
lots of reasons. Being bullied can make you dread going to school
and can also make you feel depressed, lonely or even suicidal.
If you're being bullied,
you're not alone - every seven seconds another young person in
Britain is going through it too. You might feel that there's no way
out, but there are lots of ways to get help. Remember, it's not
your fault and you have the right to live without being
What to look for:
Signs of someone being bullied:
- They suddenly become unhappy or
- They start missing school.
- They've got physical injuries they don't want
to talk about.
What to do:
Are you being bullied?
- It probably won't stop until you tell someone
you trust, like a friend, your parents/carers or a teacher
- Act confidently to send out the message that
you're not afraid.
- Stay with others - you're more likely to be
picked on if you're on your own.
- Keep a diary and keep all the text messages
as evidence of what happens. You can use it later to show you're
telling the truth.
Is your friend being bullied?
- Take their worries seriously.
- Stick up for them if you see they're being
- They might want you to be with them when they
tell their parents/carers or a teacher if they're being
Keeping Children and Young People safe is everybodies