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A boy calls me a slut. What do I do?

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Hi, what do I do I’m in second year there is a boy in third year who is upset there not my friend and calls me a slut whenever they see me what do I do 

Answer

Hey there, thanks reaching out to Ask Alex 

We are sorry to hear that you are having such a challenging experience. It is never acceptable for anyone to call you names, regardless of their reasoning. You have the right to feel safe and protected in any environment, free of bullying and name-calling.  

You could speak to a trusted adult in your life about what is happening. This trusted adult could be a teacher, the principal, your mum or dad, another family member, a coach or friend. They will be able to help you report this to the appropriate authorities so that the name calling can come to an end.  Here is an article which tells the difference between teasing and bullying which you may find helpful www.childline.ie/whats-the-difference-between-teasing-and-bullying/. 

You are always welcome to chat with Childline through our webchat service, by clicking on the purple Messenger circle at www.childline.ie. our free phone service is 1800 66 66 66. Our non-judgemental, anonymous, supportive listening service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Remember, there are always people who care about you and want to support you.  

Take care of yourself, and reach out to those who can provide the support you need 

Alex 

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