Bullying

Bullying is something that someone does on purpose that is meant to hurt you. Sometimes it’s the same thing done over and over again, but sometimes it’s a lot of small things that build up so that it affects the way you live your life. Bullying can occur in many forms, comprising behaviour such as name-calling, teasing, excluding and ignoring. It can involve assaults and other forms of abuse. Bullying may result in intense fear, dread and unhappiness for the victim. Some kinds of bullying, such as racial, sexual or homophobic abuse – are against the law. Others are unpleasant and unkind.

It is normal for the person being bullied to feel embarrassment or shame. A victim may feel he/she cannot stand up to the bully or bullies. If someone is being bullied continually, self-worth can suffer. Few people could cope with this day after day. Sometimes, a person needs help. NO ONE deserves to be bullied!

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What is Bullying?

Bullying is when one or more people victimise another person. Bullying can include abusive, threats, intimidation, or attempts to make the victim feel worthless.

 

What is Cyber Bullying?

Bullying is when one or more people victimise another person. Bullying can include abusive, threats, intimidation, or attempts to make the victim feel worthless.
What is Cyber Bullying?

Cyberbullying occurs when a child or teen uses the Internet, emails, text messages, instant messaging, social media websites, online forums, chat rooms, or other digital technology to harass, threaten, or humiliate another child or teen. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying doesn’t require physical strength or face-to-face contact and isn’t limited to just a handful of witnesses at a time. Cyberbullies come in all shapes and sizes—almost anyone with an Internet connection or mobile phone can cyberbully someone else, often without having to reveal their true identity. cyberbullies can torment their victims 24 hours a day and the bullying can follow the victim anywhere so that no place, not even home, ever feels safe, and with a few clicks the humiliation can be witnessed by hundreds or even thousands of people online.

For helpful information click the ref below

Ref: helpguide.org

 

Harassment

Harassment can include repeated questioning, deliberate exclusion, being talked down to or criticized unfairly or constantly.

 

The Effects of Bullying

A victim of bullying can become:

  • Withdrawn
  • Depressed
  • Anxious
  • Not the usual self
  • Not looking the self
  • Not eating properly
  • Spending a lot of time alone
  • Self harming
  • Effects can be long-term

 

How to Stop Bullying?

  • Don’t be ashamed to ask for help
  • Talk to someone you can trust
  • Write down everything bullies have said or done to you

If you tell someone, this may stop the bullying straight away because the bullies will know you are not going to accept their mistreatment anymore. This may also stop the bullies from bullying someone else.

 

Useful Links

Here are some other sites which provide useful information on bullying:
www.kidscape.org.uk
www.britkid.org
www.childline.org.uk
www.kidpower.org

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