If I am being bullied, what should I do
What do I do if I get Bullied.
Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex.
Thank you for contacting us. We understand that it’s not always easy to share how we’re feeling. We are so sorry to hear that you are worried about getting bullied, but know that you are not alone, we hear you and want better for you because you deserve better.
Telling someone is important. If you are being bullied or threatened, or feel you are in danger, tell someone immediately. Talking to someone can help you get help or feel better by sharing your experience. Walking away and trying to ignore the problem can be what the bully wants. Be confident and let them know you do not think it’s OK.
Some suggestions for building your confidence to deal with bullying are to:
- Tell the person to stop – do not be aggressive, just be calm and sure of yourself.
- Be assertive – look them in the eye and be confident with your body language.
- Be nice – kindness can throw them off track.
- Be kind to yourself – tell yourself you’re a better person than all that.
- Have a statement you can repeat, such as saying ‘well if that’s what you think’.
Remember there are people who accept you for you who are. You can always reach out to Childline if you feel you would like to talk through things a little more. You can contact the Childline Team by phone on 1800 66 66 66 or through our Live Chat on www.childline.ie. You can start a chat by clicking on the Orange Tab on the right-hand side of your screen. Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can find out more about different types of bullying here, www.childline.ie/bullying-abuse-safety-and-your-rights/ .
We hope that some of the above information is of use to. Please keep reaching out and know that there are supports out there that can help you.
Take care of yourself,