This section is for children and young people to get more information about bullying.
"I like it better when people are nice and kind and care because then I don't cry when I have to go to school." Tyler - age 7
What is bullying?
Bullying is when someone is nasty to you again and again on purpose, but you cannot defend yourself
Why, where, when, who?
Bullying can happen for many reasons, it can happen anywhere and can affect anyone. If it’s happening to you, it’s probably not your fault. It’s usually the others that have the problem. Everyone can overcome bullying
What can I do to stop it?
If you think you’re being bullied, you should speak to someone about it straight away. Tell your family or guardian, a friend, or an adult you trust. Don’t hit back, this will make it worse
How can I report it?
The most important thing to do if you (or someone you know) is being bullied is tell someone. Don’t keep it to yourself. Don’t suffer in silence
Where can I get help?
There are many places you can get help to stop bullying. The best thing to do if you (or someone you know) are being bullied is to tell someone about it. You can get advice and information from the websites and helplines listed.
Frequently asked questions
Answers to commonly asked questions about bullying