Being bullied is a horrible and distressing experience. The important thing is not to put up with it, but to ask for help and advice.


  • Each school should have an anti-bullying policy. Pupils and/or parents should discuss any bullying with the school to see what strategies can be put in place to stop it happening.
  • The school may decide to make a referral to another agency. The Education Welfare Service and Behaviour Service can provide support and advice. They can help with individual problem solving, mediation between home and school and target setting.
  • The Department for Education's website gives advice on how to tackle bullying
  • The message to young people is don't suffer in silence.

Next Steps

The first thing to do is to contact the school. They will discuss the situation with you and decide how best to tackle it.

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