You always have the right to feel safe at school. It is never your fault if bullying happens to you.
If you’re being bullied…
- tell the person to stop
- use neutral language to respond to the bullying, like ‘maybe’ or ‘that’s what you think’
- walk away
- try to act unimpressed.
But if it’s been going on for a while and these don’t work…
- talk to your friends and ask for support
- talk to your parents
- talk to a teacher.
If you see someone else being bullied…
- tell the person acting like a bully to stop
- talk to a teacher
- don’t watch or join in
- try to change the subject
- try to comfort and/or include the person who’s been targeted
- explain that it’s nothing to do with them—it’s about the other person’s behaviour.
If you are cyberbullied …
- don’t respond to the message or image
- save the evidence
- block and delete the sender
- report the situation to the website or Internet Service Provider
- tell trusted people—friends, adults, teachers, parents and police if necessary.