What to do if you are a child who is being bullied

Get help and advice about bullying if you are being bullied by other pupils. Find out how to stop it and get help.

Definition of bullying

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending him or herself.

What you should do

If you are being bullied the most important thing to do is to tell someone, preferably an adult you can trust. You have the right to be safe from harm. No one deserves to be bullied and there are things that can be done to help you. 

Websites you might find helpful

  • Kooth is a safe online place where you can get help, advice and support with anything that’s causing you stress, hardship or embarrassment; find out about local services, events and news; write your blog or magazine articles
  • Bullying UK is part of the Family Lives national charity and provides lots of useful help and advice to families
  • Childline is a national charity which free online and telephone support to children and young people, with any problem or concern they may have
  • CEOP's thinkuknow website contains the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online
  • Act On It a site for helping you build safe relationships