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.



Understanding the bully and the victim

Unfortunately, people are victims of bullying for many different reasons, some of the reasons can include:
a persons...

  • Name 
  • Hair colour, fashion sense, height, weight and looks
  • Skin colour, race and religion
  • Sexuality, social background and school work

 Can you think of any others?

There are many reaons why a person may start bullying others, such as:

  • To be popular or look tough 
  • Attention 
  • Power over other or to make people afraid 
  • Jealousy 
  • May be being bullied themselves

Can you think of any other reasons?