What is bullying?

Did You Know?

If you just want to talk over your problems with someone who will give you good, confidential advice then you can call .

It is a free and confidential service, offering you support and advice about problems, such as bullying. Confidential means that they will never tell anyone about what you have told them. What you say will remain confidential unless you agree that someone else may be told or unless the ChildLine counsellor considers you are in a lot of danger. Remember, there is always someone who is willing to listen to your problems.


 Click on the ChildLine logo above to visit the website


 Another organisation, The Muslim Youth Helpline, is available for young Muslims who want to talk over problems. They provide help and support for young Muslims by offering faith and culturally sensitive confidential advice and support.

 You can contact them on 0808 808 2008. Visit the website by following the link below.



Be a good citizen

Think about how you would feel if you were being bullied and someone who knew what was happening did not help you.

If you know someone who is being bullied you could:

  • Offer to help the person being bullied by being their friend.
  • Tell a responsible adult so they can deal with the situation.

It would not be wise to fight the bullies yourself. They may be stronger than you. An adult will be able to help. If it happens at school, tell the teacher. If it happens outside of school, tell your family.

Remember that two wrongs do not make a right, fighting someone to stop them bullying would not be a good decision for you to make!

Remember that bulling is something that someone does over and over and will not strop even when you have asked them to stop.