Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. No one has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad, and if you are being bullied you don’t have to put up with it, you can talk to someone about it.

Bullying often happens in school or on the journey to and from school, but it can also happen in other places and in different ways. Just like bullying in school, it can involve name calling, threats, insults, hitting, kicking punching or other violence. It might also include having your belongings taken from you.

Bullying can happen in many different ways:

Cyberbullying

Internet and email bullying

Bullying at school

Bullying on social networks

Bullying on mobile phones

 

If you are being bullied or harassed at school, tell your teacher; most schools have strict rules against bullying and harassment.  If you are being bullied anywhere else, you can phone Croydon Council Bullying Helpline on 0208 760 5570 or check out the Croydon Council bullying web-page

http://www.croydon.gov.uk/education/parentalsupport/bullying

 

If you are being harassed because of your racial background, religion or

because you are gay, this is a crime and you should report it to the Police on the non-emergency number 101.  In an emergency always dial 999.  You can also use the online non-emergency crime and hate crime incident reporting service

https://online.met.police.uk/

 

To find out more on Bullying, check out these other websites:

 

NHS choices – Bullying

Useful information about bullying and how to stop it.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Bullyinghome.aspx

 

Childline

Information and advice on bullying and how to get help.

https://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Bullying/Pages/Bullying.aspx

 

Kidscape

The first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. http://www.kidscape.org.uk/

 

Bullying UK

Advice and support on all aspects of bullying. http://www.bullying.co.uk/

 

Metropolitan Police ‘Safe’ - Bullying 

The Police ‘Safe’ website provides advice on Bullying and Cyber Bullying.
http://safe.met.police.uk/bullying/get_the_facts.html

NSPCC
NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London