Bullying is when a person is horrible to you.
Bullying can be someone:
- Calling you names
- Hitting and spitting at you
- Making you feel scared
People get bullied for no reason but can include being picked on because of your skin colour or religion.
- IT IS NEVER OK TO BULLY SOMEONE ELSE
- ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM OF BULLYING
Bullying can make you feel horrible, sad and may make you want to cry.
Bullying can happen to any child/young person whether they are in care or not.
If you get bullied tell a trusted adult who will talk to your school or social worker. They will try and help you get support to stop the bullying. All placements (put in link to definition of placement) and schools will have rules to make sure bullying does not happen.
If you do not feel ready to tell a trusted adult try and
- Tell someone as soon as you fee you can
- Not get into fights/trouble because of it
- Use the rules to help you stop bullying
If you hear or see someone being bullied you can:
- Explain that it is wrong
- Report it to someone you think can help
- SPEAK OUT if you are in a group
- Tell yourself you are right to stand up against bullying and stick to it