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How to deal with people spreading rumours and gossip about you

Hearing rumours or negative gossip about yourself is an awful situation to be in
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What to do if you see upsetting or graphic content online

If you see upsetting or graphic content online, remember that it's not your fault
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What happens when I get in touch with Childline?

The Childline 24-Hour Support Line is one of the services provided by the ISPCC
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What happens when YOU are the biggest bully in your life

Bullying is a traumatising experience for anyone who has been through it. But what
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Childline’s 24 Hour Support Line and Other Services Explained

What exactly is Childline's 24 Hour Support Line and what other services do you
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What is Social Exclusion?

Research has shown that social exclusion can have a detrimental effect on your mental
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What’s the difference between teasing and bullying?

Teasing in a light-hearted way can be part of a healthy relationship but being
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Bullying and the role of the bystander

Bullies can make life very difficult for the people they target but what often
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How to handle traditional or ‘offline’ bullying

A lot has been written about cyberbullying in recent years but traditional or 'offline'
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5 great tips on how to AVOID being affected by Bullying

Every one of us will deal with challenging people in our lives at some
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What is sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse or molestation is where a child or young person is used for
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What to do if your classmate or friend is being bullied

Have you ever seen someone being bullied but were worried that you’d become a
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If you are worried that bullying might be taking place in your school, we have a Shield Anti-Bullying programme  that helps support schools and organisations in managing bullying and protecting children and young people from bullying.  

Schools can learn more about the programme and how they can achieve Shield Status on ispcc.ie/shield-anti-bullying-programme/