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Every year in November the Anti-Bullying Alliance co-ordinate National Anti-Bullying Week. The aim of this week is to get everyone to come together to work to stop bullying.

The theme for this year's National Anti-Bullying Week is ‘CHANGE STARTS WITH US’.


This Anti-Bullying Week they want to:

  • Empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique.
  • Help children and young people understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • Encourage parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • Enable teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

Nobody has the right to make you feel bad about yourself; violence, name calling, teasing are all unacceptable and need to be stamped out. Bullying can happen to anyone at any age and you may now someone who suffers at the hands of bullies.

Is it Banter or Bullying?

Bullying or Banter? from Gary Rogers on Vimeo.

If you are being bullied it can very often feel like you are all alone and that nothing will make it go away, often leaving people feeling depressed, anxious and frightened.

If this sounds familiar, you are not alone and chatting things through will not only make you feel better but also stop the bullying at its source.

Almost every school has a ‘No tolerance’ policy to bullying and will do all they can to stop this problem and get you the help and protection you need.

There are lots of great websites you can visit for more advice such as:- Anti Bullying Alliance. Or Childline on 0800 1111 who are there to listen and advise and all calls are confidential and free of charge. Just by speaking to someone you will be starting to take back control of your life.

Liam Payne of One Direction was a victim of bullying and his advice is to always tell someone straight away, he believes keeping this problem to yourself can be more damaging to you in the long run.

Change starts with us


For more on bullying see our blogs entitled

What is Bullying?

Keeping Safe in Cyberspace

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I was friends with a girl at school let's call her C when I was about 7. Our friendship didn't last for long and she started bullying me, saying hateful things about me and making me feel horrible about myself. One of my other friends lets call her B, older sister, let's call her F, was the bully's best friend and she and her younger sister got roped into the bullying too. B F and I went on the same bus and they tried to get me to do things I didn't want to do it say things I didn't want to say. I came of the bus crying some days, and eventually our bus driver spoke to the principal of our school and the bullying eased a bit. Eventually C moved schools after claiming she was being bullied. F said she wasn't really friends with C, and B started teasing me about being best friends with C, every time I brought up F being C best friend, even though I was never really good friends with C. It's all passed over now, F is in high school and B and I are quite good friends. Sorry this was so long.

To Jessieloo

I know this is easier said than done but try to keep your distance from them. If you see them in the corridor walk the other way or if you do come into them be really cool. If they say anything to you then just say " yeah right" and walk away. High schools are quite big anyway so chances are you won't be in too many of the same lessons. This also means you can try and make some new friends which they won't know. If your friends share the same interests as you and are nice then they won't let themselves be stolen by bullies or put up with a friend being bullied. Hope that helped - Strawberry 3 xx

Strawberry 3 TO SOPH

I have never really been bullied but my BFF has been lots and she felt uncomfortable talking to head of year. We talked to the music teacher as she was the only teacher who she got on with. So, in your lesson with a teacher you like and get in well with, ask if you can talk outside and just tell them! Or, you could find them at break or lunch. Hope that helps. Don't let the bullies win!!!


Their is these to girls in school Katie and Ella and because they are the popular ones its so easy for them to talk to anyone the way that want to.😓 they just make me fell so bad about myself,they take my friends away from me (this has just happened with with my closet fried cat) and tell boys that they would do better with the ugliest person on earth then me. And I've just found out we are going to the same high school😓😓💔 WHAT SHOULD I DO?

miss sammy

any one reading this comment I want u to know u r beautiful and imperfections only make u more beautiful and don't let anyone tell u different because u can do anything and everything xxxxxxx

Reply to teengirl88

I don't hurt it just gives you the occasional stabbing pain in your private parts and sometimes an ache or mood swing but nothing can stop you from doing the things you love Any more questions just ask bumblebee


my friends have all got their periods and I don't. I'm not that upset though, I'm really happy I don't have it yet because they all say I'm lucky I don't have it, which makes me wonder how bad it really is! is it really that bad? does your stomach be that sore? please tell me it'll all be okay and I wont have to worry about too much pain.please?


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