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Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing, hitting, teasing, talking about you or calling you names, either in person or online. Nobody has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. If you are being bullied you don't have to deal with it alone - talking to someone about it can often really help.

Bullying is repeated harassment over a period of time, and is done in a way that makes it difficult for a person being bullied to defend themselves. Bullying can take many different forms, but essentially there are three different types:

Verbal Bullying includes:

  • Teasing
  • Sarcasm
  • Name Calling
  • Continually ignoring someone
  • Racist and/or sexual remarks

Physical Bullying includes:

  • Taking your money or personal belongings
  • Pushing, hitting, kicking or punching
  • Sexual abuse, including unwanted physical contact or comments

Indirect Bullying includes:

  • Spreading rumours or starting gossip about you
  • Getting you into trouble for no real reason
  • Excluding you
  • Sending you hurtful text messages, phone calls, or messages on social networking sites.

Do you feel that you, or someone you know is being bullied? Tell someone who you trust such as a parent/carer, teacher or friend. Do not suffer in silence.

Worried About A Child or Friend or Do You Need Help?

Children’s Reception Team
(IOW Social Care)

Phone Number: 0300 300 0117. Call any time day or night

Report your concerns about yourself, a child or friend to Children’s Reception Team (IOW Social Care)


If there is immediate danger call 999

Phone Number: 0808 800 5000 or if you are 18 or under call 0800 11 11

A leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. They help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

Phone Number: 0800 11 11

A free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

The following organisations can also help you and give you free confidential advice:

Phone Number: 116 123 (Free) or email jo@samaritans.org

They provide a safe place to talk anytime about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Phone Number: 0808 800 2222 (FREE) Call any time day or night

Website providing help to those experiencing bullying.