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I have just been called a name an I feel angry

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hi pat Ive just been called a name by a lad Im feeling quite angry


Hello, you are very welcome to Ask Pat. 

You are feeling angry after been called a name by a lad. 

Your feelings of anger are understandable. Childline would be concerned for you if you are being called names. No one has the right to do that to you. It is important that your rights as a child are met and your rights include being safe and happy. Well done in writing to Ask Pat instead of acting out on your anger.

You would have the right to tell someone that you feel comfortable talking to, about what is going on. This person could be a parent, another family relation or any other grown up you are happy to talk to. 

The Childline website has some articles on friendships and bullying which you may find useful: 

The other Childline services are here for you too, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will always be somebody here to talk or chat with you, if you would like to let us know some more about the types of names you are being calledOur phone number is 1800 666 666. Our text number is 50101 and our website link is www.childline.ieAll the Childline services are free, confidential, and non-judgmental.  

Please get in touch with us when you feel ready, and we can chat about what is going on for you. 

Thank you for contacting us here at Ask Pat. 

We wish you well, 


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