If You Are Being Bullied
Remember it's not your fault and there are people who can help you. Don't blame yourself for what has happened.
- Be firm and clear - look them in the eye and tell them to stop.
- Get away from the situation as quickly as possible.
- Tell a member of staff straight away. If you are scared to tell a member of staff on your own, ask a friend to go with you.
- Tell a member of your family.
- Keep on speaking out until someone listens.
When you are talking about bullying with a member of staff, be clear about:
- What has happened to you
- How often it has happened
- Who was involved and who saw what was happening
- Where it happened
- What you have done about it already
If you talk to a member of staff, you can expect:
- To be listened to.
- To be taken seriously and not to have your concerns dismissed.
- Confidentiality to be respected wherever possible. (Discuss this first if this is important to you).
- Practical advice if you request it.
- Action to be taken (after discussion with you) in line with your school's Anti-Bullying policy.
- A range of responses to be available in your school which can take your situation into account.
- The situation to be monitored, in agreement with you.