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Here you’ll find answers to some common questions concerning bullying.
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What is bullying?
Bullying is where a person or group behave in a way that is intended to hurt someone else, either physically or emotionally.
Bullying is sometimes a one-off act, but often it can be part of a repeated set of behaviours that happen over time, meaning that its effects mount up and add to the feelings of fear, depression and despair.
Are there different types of bullying?
Why do people bully others?
Is bullying ever ok?
If you're being bullied
The most important thing to remember if you find yourself being bullied is that it is not your fault, so you shouldn’t blame yourself or let yourself believe what the bully says about you.
If you start to feel like you are being targeted, here are some ideas that may help you cope:
Who can I talk to?
- Someone you trust at school
- Youth worker
- Health professional (GP; Counsellor Nurse)
- Charities and Helplines
Select the underlined topics below to view what resources are available.
Getting more help
If you haven’t already found the help you’re looking for, you can find additional information and services which are more interactive here.