Bullying can be very unpleasant so here is some advice on how to deal with bullying.
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. Nobody has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. If you are being bullied you don't have to deal with it alone. There are organisations who are there to help.
What is bullying?
Bullying can mean many different things and young people have described bullying as:
- being called names
- being put down or humiliated
- being teased
- being pushed or pulled about
- having money and other possessions taken or messed about with
- having rumours spread about you
- being ignored and left out
- being hit, kicked or physically hurt
- being threatened or intimidated
It is very important that bullying isn’t kept a secret; you must talk to someone about it. Do not worry whether bringing the bullying into the open will make things worse, it is an important step to getting them to change their behaviour.
If you are being bullied and need to talk to someone, then why not talk to a coach or your club welfare officer. If you would rather speak with somebody not at the club, then you can always call Childline on 0800 1111