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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the young people of our Borough

Bullying

We think that you can beat bullying by knowing the following things:

Bullying or any other types of abuse is not acceptable. If you are bullied or see bullying, or you don't think that you, or someone else, are safe then tell someone about it.

When you tell someone; teacher, parents, friends, friends parents about bullying, they should listen.  In school or college you should have been told who you can talk to if you are being bullied

You also have a right to know that you are an individual, and that means that you are not the same as someone else, but that is OK.  In fact, it’s great.  You should be respected by everyone and treated fairly.  That is the same in school, at home and when you are using computers. 

Remember, if you ever feel like you are being bullied make sure you tell someone about it.

If you are bullying others:

It's often just as hard for people who have bullied others to ask for help. You may be worried that no-one will take you seriously or worried you will get into trouble by admitting that you have been bullying someone. But that is not true.

Speak to a teacher or a parent and talk through the reasons behind your bullying. They will be able to give you advice and support about how you can stop bullying.

 

Useful links:

If you want to talk to someone anonymously, try calling Childline or the NSPCC. Although you may think that these organisations will only help victims, they're trained to help anyone in a confidential and non-judgmental way.