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.



What is bullying?

Bullying can take many different forms such as:

  • Calling someone unkind or unpleasant names.
  • Teasing.
  • Physically hurting by hitting, punching or pushing.
  • Ignoring someone.
  • Threatening someone or making them afraid. 
  • Spreading rumours.

Can you think of any others?

Bullying is NOT normal or acceptable. Remember that the person being bullied is not at fault. No-one has to put up with being bullied under any circumstances. If you are being bullied it does not mean that you are not a nice person or you have done something wrong.

It is necessary to understand that we are all different and special, and it is very important that we value those things that make us unique.