Guidance for pupils
If you are being bullied;
- Remember it is not your fault
- Try to stay calm
- Try to be firm and clear – if possible, ask them to stop and tell them how you feel
After you have been bullied:
- All bullying is wrong and you do not have to stay silent about it
- Tell an adult or somebody you trust about what has happened straight away. Adults in school have a responsibility to give you help and support around bullying
- If you are scared to tell a teacher or adult on your own, ask a friend to go with you
- Keep on speaking until someone listens and does something to stop the bullying
When you are talking to an adult about bullying be clear about;
- What has happened to you
- How often it has happened
- Who was involved.
- Who saw what was happening
- Where it happened.
- What you have done about it already
- How it made you feel.
If you experience bullying by mobile phone, text messages or e-mail;
- Don’t retaliate or reply
- Save the evidence do not delete anything
- Make sure you tell an adult who you trust
- Contact your service provider or look at their website to see how and where to report incidents
- Be careful who you give your mobile phone number or e-mail address to
- Make a note of exactly when a threatening message was sent.