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Bullying

What is bullying?
  • It is behaviour by an individual or a group that is seen by you as an attempt to hurt, frighten, humiliate or threaten you or someone else, particularly if the behaviour is repeated or persistent.
Bullying can be
  • Physical Hitting, pushing, taking someone's belongings.
  • Verbal Name calling, insulting, racist or sexist remarks, threatening or demanding money.
  • Indirect Spreading rumours, sending abusive text messages/emails, excluding someone from a group.
How to react
  • Try to ignore bullies, walk away and do not let them see that you are upset.
  • Don't give them the satisfaction of getting a reaction from you.
  • If you can, calmly stand up for yourself and ask them to stop their behaviour.
  • Try to stay with your friends and avoid being on your own.
What will happen if you tell a teacher?
  • The teacher will listen to you and offer support.
  • The teacher can talk to the person who is bullying you (if you agree) and take action against the bullying
What to do if you see bullying
  • Stay with the victim
  • Comfort and support the victim.
  • Tell someone e.g. a teacher what you have seen.
  • Tell the victim to report the incident.
  • If you are in a group where one member is bullying, show that you disapprove, because by doing nothing you support the bully.

BULLIES NEED HELP TO OVERCOME THEIR PROBLEMS – SO DON’T IGNORE BULLYING