I’m being bullied

Bullying is when one person (or a group of people) with more power than someone else repeatedly tries to upset or hurt them.

If you want more information on what bullying is, how it happens and why it happens, Bullying No Way! is a helpful website to check out. Click here to find out more.

If you are being bullied, there are lots of ways that you can find help. Most importantly, remember that you are not alone and you can talk to someone about what you are going through.

Talk to someone you trust. That could be a family member, friend, teacher or school counsellor. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone you know, there are helplines you can call or email. The people you talk to on the helplines can offer you counselling.

If you would like to find a way to sort it out yourself, you can do that. It is still important to reach out to someone and talk about what you are going through, because remember, you are not alone. Here are a list of websites that have a number of things you can do:

  • Reach Out – what to do if you are being bullied, how to work it out yourself, ways to seek help and your lawful rights*.
  • Reach Out – also has a page that looks at different types of bullying and what to do about it (cyberbullying, bullying against LGBQTI, workplace bullying, conflict with friends, abuse and violence).
  • Bullying No Way! – what you can do at home, school, online and/or work.
  • National Centre Against Bullying – information on how to deal with bullies.
  • Stomp Out Bullying – this is an American website, so just look at the information, don’t call the contact numbers! It has a list of different types of bullying and what to do about it.

*Also refer to Your Rights for laws about bullying and how to seek legal advice.

Remember, you are not alone and you can always talk to someone about what you are going through.