Bullying advice for victims

Bullying is a serious issue that affects many people, both children and adults, and can have long-lasting effects on the well-being and mental health of the victim. It is important to address bullying and find ways to prevent it from happening in the first place. In this article, we will discuss some advice on how to deal with bullying if you are a victim and what steps can be taken to prevent it from happening. 

The #1 Golden Rule: Protect yourself 

If you are being bullied, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and stay safe. For example, you can try to avoid being alone with the bully, and seek out the support and protection of friends and family members. If you are feeling threatened or in danger, you should report the situation to the authorities as soon as possible

#2 Golden Rule: Speak up and seek help:

If you are being bullied, it is important to speak up and seek help from a trusted friend, teacher, or family member. They can offer support and guidance and help you find ways to cope with the situation. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone you know, consider reaching outside your network to a doctor or therapist who can provide you with the resources and support you need.

Rule #3: Stay confident and positive:

It can be difficult to maintain your confidence and self-esteem when you are being bullied, but it is important to remember that you are not to blame for the behaviour of others. Try to focus on your strengths and the things that make you unique and special. Surround yourself with positive people who support and encourage you, and engage in activities that you enjoy and that bring you happiness.

Rule #4: Don’t engage with the bully:

It can be tempting to fight back or engage with the bully in an attempt to stop the behaviour, but this can often make the situation worse. Instead, try to avoid the bully as much as possible and ignore any insults or hurtful comments. If you are able to, try to stay calm and composed, and avoid reacting in a way that might escalate the situation.

Rule #5: Document the bullying:

If you are being bullied, it is important to document the behaviour. Keep a record of any incidents, including the date, time, and details of what happened. This can be useful evidence if you need to take further steps to address the situation, such as reporting the bullying to a teacher or school administrator.

The #6 Golden Rule: You are unique:

One of the most important things you can do to prevent bullying is to embrace your uniqueness and individuality. By embracing who you are, you can show others that it is OK to be different, and that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. Read this great blog post to learn 5 scientific ways you are one of a kind!

 Learn about it: Why Education Is the Key 

In order to prevent bullying from happening in the first place, it is important to understand what it is.  A couple of definitions: Here’s Wiki In the UK there is no legal definition  but the published Government bullying advice agrees that it is repeated intentional behaviour to cause harm.

What we agree on is the serious impact of bullying and the importance of working to reduce the excesses. This can involve talking to friends and family members about the issue, and participating in anti-bullying programs and initiatives such as suggested by Act Against Bullying.

Is it happening online? Then you might find our information on cyberbullying could be useful.

Are you being pushed out of a group on purpose? If so you might like to read about Bullying by Exclusion.

As well as advice for younger students if they are suffering from bullying at school, their are loads of tips for parents too. 





An anti-bullying story.

This is a story told to us but rewritten in a simple style.

Once upon a time there was a young girl named Sarah who had a tough time in school. She was constantly teased and bullied by her classmates for being different. They made fun of her appearance, her interests, and even her family. Sarah felt isolated and alone, and the hurtful words and actions of her classmates took a toll on her self-esteem and confidence.

One day, Sarah’s mother noticed that something was bothering her daughter. After a lot of encouragement, Sarah finally opened up about the bullying she was facing at school. Her mother was shocked and heartbroken, and she immediately acted to help her daughter. She reached out to the school and arranged a meeting with the teacher and principal to discuss the situation.

With the help of her mother, Sarah found the strength to stand up to her bullies. She told them that their words and actions were hurtful and that she would not tolerate it any longer. To her surprise, the bullies backed down, and Sarah’s confidence grew. She started to see herself in a new light and realized that she was a strong and resilient person who deserved to be treated with respect.

Sarah developed new hobbies

Sarah also found solace in her hobbies and interests. She discovered a passion for photography and started to take pictures of the beauty around her. She found that capturing the world through her lens helped her to see the world in a different way and to appreciate the good things in life.

As Sarah’s confidence grew, she became an advocate for others who were being bullied. She spoke out against bullying and encouraged others to do the same. She also started a photography club at school, and the students who once teased her were now her friends. They bonded over their love of photography and their shared experiences, and Sarah was amazed at how far they had come.

Her story inspired others

Eventually, Sarah’s story inspired others in her community, and she became a role model for young people who were facing similar challenges. She continued to use her passion for photography to spread a message of hope and to show others that it is possible to overcome bullying and find happiness.

Years went by, and Sarah grew up to become a successful photographer. She used her platform to continue to spread her message of hope and to inspire others who were facing challenges in their lives. She was proud of the person she had become and the journey she had taken to get there.

What Sarah learned

In the end, she discovered that no matter how hard life may seem, it is always possible to overcome challenges and find happiness. She discovered that the most important thing was to believe in herself and to never give up on her dreams. And with that, Sarah lived happily ever after, knowing that she had overcome bullying and found the happiness and fulfilment she deserved.

Get To the Heart of The Matter

Bullying Advice: Getting to the heart of the problem

Set a positive example: By treating others with kindness and respect, you can set a positive example and help create a culture of respect and tolerance. Good manners are important at all times.  Also you can help the situation by showing support for those who are being bullied. It can also involve taking part in pro-social activities that promote respect, understanding, and compassion. Lead by example.

Bullying advice: Encourage open communication:

Why not try one of the anti-bullying monologues we created. They are short scenes written to be performed in class.  They are excellent practice for drama, but even better for discussion on the little things which can lead on to more serious instances of bullying.  Our bullying advice is to find a prompt to be able to discuss difficult situations without naming anyone..

Bullying Advice: Promote kindness and understanding:

In order to prevent bullying, it is important to promote kindness and understanding in your school or local community. This can involve participating in anti-bullying programs, and speaking out against bullying and hate. By promoting a culture of kindness and understanding, we can create a world where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected.