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Bullying

We think that you can beat bullying by knowing the following things: 

 I will be safe in school

Schools and colleges should be safe places for you to be, where there should never be any bullying or any other types of abuse.  If you are bullied or see bullying, or you don't think that you, or someone else, are safe in school then tell someone about it.

When you tell someone about bullying, they should listen.  In school or college you should have been told who you can talk to if you are being bullied.  If you have our posters up in school, someone's name will be written on them.  If you don't think you can talk to someone, or you don't think they are listening, you or someone at home, can call the Anti-Bullying Officer at Herefordshire Council who can give you advice or talk to your school if you think that will help.
 
 I am an individual
You also have a right to know that you are an individual, and that means that you are not the same as someone else, but that is OK, in fact, its great.  You should be respected by everyone and treated fairly.  That is the same in school, at home and when you are using computers.  Remember, if you ever feel like you are being bullied make sure you tell someone about it:
 I will be respected


I will be safe online
 
If you are bullying others

It's often just as hard for people who have bullied others to ask for help. You may be worried that no-one will take you seriously or worried you will get into trouble by admitting that you have been bullying someone. But that is not true.

Speak to a teacher or a parent and talk through the reasons behind your bullying. They will be able to give you advice and support about how you stop bullying.

If you want to talk to someone anonymously, try calling Childline or the NSPCC. Although you may think that these organisations will only help victims, they're trained to help anyone in a confidential and non-judgmental way.