For under 18s

Are you being bullied?


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Act Against Bullying was set up to help people like you, who may be being bullied. Together we can make your life happier.

We know that if you are being bullied you may be too frightened to tell anyone. You don’t want to cause trouble for other people. It would upset your parents, you think. And if you tell on the bully, it might even make things worse for yourself. So you just hope the bullying will stop. We understand that. Maybe you are being bullied by someone you thought was a  friend. Don’t want to lose them? Or an adult you thought you could trust is being scary.  At times like this you can feel that there is no one to turn to. Who will understand how you are feeling? We will try to help.

Maybe bullies:

  • Tease you
  • Push you around
  • Hide your things
  • Hit you
  • Spread bad rumours about you

Sometimes bullies:

  • Ignore you
  • Leave you out of events
  • Make you do dangerous things
  • Force you to hand over your things
  • Make you be nasty to other people

You can get bullied in many different ways, can’t you?

And it’s not just at school, is it? They’re on Facebook and Whatsapp. Maybe you are being picked on during your bus trip. Or after sports. Or they organise events out of school and don’t invite you so that you are stopped from being with your friends. And if you meet them in the street they try and humiliate you.  They may hit you when no one is looking.

Sometimes bullies:

  • Call you rude names
  • Force you to tell lies
  • Tell people that you are telling lies

Adults can also bully you. They can do it by making you feel silly or embarrassed in front of other people. Or by screaming at you, laughing loudly in your face and scaring you half out of your wits.

It can be very difficult to do something about it especially if the bully is the one you would normally go to about being bullied. Think bullying is wrong? Email us at

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