Bullying is not nice. It’s not a cool thing to do to anyone. If you are being bullied it can be hard to stand up to the bully on your own. Sometimes telling an adult or someone you can trust can help break the cycle and stop the bullying.
What bullying looks like
- Being teased or called names
- Threats and intimidation
- Being physically harmed
- Having rumours spread about you
- Being ignored or left out
What bullying looks like online (this is called cyberbullying)
- Abusive texts, emails or social media posts or comments (including memes and videos)
- Constant harassing messages
- Sharing inappropriate images
- Unkind messages or images
- Excluding others online
For more information about what to do about cyberbullying, we have a page about it here.
What to do if you’re being bullied
- Talk to someone you trust who can help break the cycle
- If you’re getting threatening messages and feel in danger, call 000 and tell the police
- Tell someone you know and trust that you are being bullied or cyberbullied to get some support and do something about it
- If you don’t feel like you can talk to a teacher or parent, come talk to one of the counsellors at Valley Youth. You can ask for support on our Counselling and Youth Support page.
For more help and information check out the following links: