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- It doesn’t matter what colour of hair you have; what shoes you wear; whether you speak with an accent; how you walk; or where you’re from – it isn’t your fault if you are being bullied. Everyone is different in some way or another, and that’s what makes us amazing – and special!

- It doesn’t matter who you are – bullying can make anyone feel upset and it’s fine to be hurt by it.  The important thing is that you tell someone about it. 

- If you feel you can, talk to a teacher you trust or a family member.  If you don’t want to do that you can always call Childline 0800 11 11 or visit

- Write down what happened, when it happened, and who was involved.  If you are being bullied online, keep the evidence – save or copy any photos, videos, texts, e-mails or posts.

- It can be tempting if you are being bullied to take revenge – for example, to send a horrible message back to someone; to try and embarrass and hurt the other person, or to fight back.  This isn’t a good idea – you might end up getting in trouble or get yourself even more hurt. 

- Think about other ways you can respond to bullying. For example, practice saying ‘I don’t like it when you say that/do that – stop.'  Think about other people who can help you if you are being bullied – this could be other classmates or a teacher.

- Only spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself.  If someone constantly puts you down they are not a real friend/boyfriend/girlfriend - they are not worth your time!

- Be kind to yourself, and do things that you enjoy and make you feel good. You might make music; write lyrics; draw cartoons; dance; act or join a sports club.

- Remember, it’s also important to respect other people too. Just because someone is different to you or your friends doesn’t mean you are better than them or have a right to make them feel bad.  If you mess up or make a mistake, make sure you say sorry.  You don’t have to be friends with everyone – but you should always make it clear that you don’t like it when people bully others and stick up for people who are having a hard time.

It’s important to remember that differences are what makes everyone unique, and special. Visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s website for help or support if anything mentioned in this article is affecting you. 

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