Sandwell against bullying

Advice for young people

All young people have the right to feel safe from bullying.

The Government defines bullying as:

Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally.

First of all if you have been bullied - it's not your fault!

What to do if you think you have been bullied

  • Tell someone
  • If it continues - tell again
  • Write it down

What to do if you see someone else being bullied

  • Tell them to stop (if you feel it is safe to do so)
  • Tell someone - get help
  • Encourage the person who has been bullied to tell someone

If you don't feel comfortable telling someone you know call Childline and they can listen and give you advice.


"Cyberbullying is a "method" of bullying, rather than a "type" of bullying. It includes bullying via text message; via instant messenger services and social network sites; via email; and via images or videos posted on the internet or spread via mobile phone."

Pages in "Sandwell against bullying"

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