We need to remember that both the bullied person and the bully need help.
When you are being bullied, it is hard to concentrate and you probably feel lonely, unhappy and scared. Perhaps you are keeping the bullying a secret because the bully has threatened you, but staying silent means the bullying won’t stop.
If you are the bully, you might also feel lonely, unhappy and scared. Maybe you have your own worries that you need to talk about and you need to ask for help.
Telling somebody is the first step to stop bullying. The most important thing is that you tell somebody you trust. Who might that be?
|a teacher?||your mum or dad?||a teaching assistant?|
|a grandparent?||your dance teacher?||a brother or sister?|
|a friend?||a midday meals supervisor?||your football coach?|
If you don't want to talk to anyone at home or at school, there are still people who can help. Childline is a counselling service for children and young people. You can phone, email or message them to get help about anything that might be bothering you. This might be about bullying but you can talk to them about anything - they say that no problem is too big or too small. You can also have a look to see what problems other children are asking about, and the advice they have been given. Childline gets lots of calls every year from bullied people, but also from bullies who want to stop.
Click on the Childline logo below to go to their website to find out more. Their phone number is 0800 1111 and it is free to call them any time