Bullied children can feel frightened and alone.

They may not feel they can tell school friends or a teacher and most children have few, if any, friends outside their school. Bullied children may also find it difficult to talk to parents and family about the situation.

This may be because they fear being branded a tell-tale. Or perhaps they fear that their concerns will either not be taken seriously or will cause anxiety to those they care about. Bullied children may also worry that the bully may be confronted against their wishes, and that the situation may worsen.

So it may feel as if there is no one to turn to.

You may want to talk to someone - someone who won't judge you or tell you what to do, but who will listen to your thoughts and fears and feelings; Befriending centres can help; You don't have to tell them who you are, and everything you say will be treated in complete confidence.

If you'd like to talk to someone right now, you can click here.

If you want to know why someone is a bully and what you can do to try to get the bully to stop bullying you click onto these links:
'Reasons why someone may bully' and 'Things that may stop someone bullying'.

There are many resources available for children who are bullied. We have listed some here (Some of these sites also offer information for parents):

School Bully Online

Bully Beware (Canada)

pesten.pagina.nl (Nederlands)

BBC (Updated)

Bullying.org

Bullying.co.uk

AFAM, Anonyme Foreldre Av Mobbeofre (Norwegian)

Friends (Svenska)

Kids Help Line (Australia)

No Bully (New Zealand)

Scottish Council for Research in Education

Bullies aren't sharp so whats the point - anti-bullying film.

Child Helpline International


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