Pat's Answer

To Pat / 25 May 2019

Topic: Bullying

Your Question

How long does it take before it becomes bullying?

From Pat / 24 July 2019


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat and thank you for contacting us.

You are asking how long does it take before it becomes bullying? Whether you are being bullied or just asking the question generally, bullying is never okay , whether you or someone you know is being bullied or maybe you feel that you are bullying someone, it is wrong. Every child has the right to be happy and safe and treated with respect. To be bullied by someone is something that we would be very concerned about.

We here in Childline are here to listen and support you and help you to explore the options that are available to you so maybe you would like to give us a call on our 24hour childline service at 1800 666 666, it is a confidential service that is free. You could also text us by texing the word TALK to 50101. We would be more that happy to chat with you and we could explore this a little more if you feel comfortable enough to do so.

Alternatively, you could explore our website and finds some useful tips in the INFO and ADVICE SECTION.

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