School Health Service

Bullying

Bullying can include:

  • Teasing
  • Spreading rumours
  • Threatening
  • Physically and emotionally harming someone
  • Name calling
  • Constantly leaving someone out from a group.

People may give reasons for why they bully others but bullying is never right and can never be justified.

It can happen anywhere, including at home or at school and online. Bullying that happens online is a form of Cyberbullying, this is when technology, such as mobile phones and the internet, including online games is used to bully someone.  

If someone is being bullied it can make them feel miserable and can affect them in many different ways.

What should I do if I’m being bullied?

If you are being bullied or you know somebody who is, please don’t feel scared to speak to someone about it.

It shouldn’t be happening and talking to someone you trust could help it stop.

If you’re worried about speaking to someone you know, then you can get in touch with helplines such as ChildLine for advice. Visit the ChildLine website

If you’re worried about speaking to someone you know, then you can get in touch with helplines such as ChildLine for advice. Visit the ChildLine website

If the bullying is happening at school, then your school is responsible for helping you with it, so it would be good to speak to a teacher about it.

Other things you could do include writing down the things that are happening and being said to you so that you can share this when you get help, blocking bullies from contacting you online and staying around people you trust when you don’t feel safe.

Useful links

This information has been provided by our school nurses and Cyberbullying.

This information has been provided by our school nurses and Staying safe online.