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Why do so many people get bullied

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Everyone I know was bullied at some point in school. Why do so many people get bullied? I tried searching up this question, but no results were found.


Hey there! Thanks for your question,
It’s not uncommon to feel puzzled about why so many people experience bullying during their school years. First and foremost, let us acknowledge that dealing with bullying can be tough, and it’s totally okay to feel the way you do. You’re not alone in wondering about it. Bullying often stems from various factors, such as differences in appearance, interests, or even just being unique in one’s own way. Sometimes, bullies might be struggling with their own issues, and unfortunately, they lash out at others as a way to cope. However, it is important to know that bullying is not ok. There are lots of articles about bulling on the Childline website, if you’d like to have a look
It’s important to remember that being bullied doesn’t reflect your worth or character. Every person is unique, and our differences should be celebrated, not used as a basis for mistreatment. If you or someone you know is facing this challenge, consider talking to a trusted adult, teacher, or school counsellor. They can offer support and help address the situation. Remember, you’re not alone, and there are people who care about you. The ISPCC has a programme developed specifically for Bullying, you can find out more about it here
If you ever need someone to talk to or share your feelings, don’t hesitate to reach out. Childline is here for you 24/7, providing confidential and non-judgmental support. You can contact us by freephone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at We’re always here, anytime you need someone to listen, no matter the reason.
Take care of yourself, we’d love to hear from you soon,

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