Anti Bullying Week: How to Stay Safe

Publish Date: 22/10/2013

Anti Bullying Week 2013

Remember, if you are the victim of bullying, or know someone who is;

Don’t keep it to yourself; tell a responsible adult, or someone you know you can trust.

Don’t reply to or delete rude or offensive messages or emails, tell your parents so they can help you to stop the bullying.

 

·         There are no limits to cyber bullying, it can take place at any time, anywhere so it is important to recognise it when it does happen, remember how serious it is and that there are people who can help you. 

 

·         Bullying is scary, but what you need to know, is that you’re not alone, and there are people who can and will help you.

Stay Safe Online

Bullying UK offers some tips on how to stay safe on Facebook, Bebo, Myspace and YouTube, as well as how to report bullying or abuse. Click here for more.

Get Support

If  you are being bullied, one of the most important things to do is to tell someone. If you can, try and tell a friend, a teacher or even your parents. Don’t suffer in silence, get help and support from those around you. Here are a few other places where you can get help:

Beat Bullying: - Help and support for young people no matter how big or small the matter. They have online mentors and counsellors that you can speak to as well as forums to speak to other young people.

Bullying UK - Offers support and advice for young people, families as well as information on workplace and cyber bullying

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation: If you need help and support, we are here for you. We offer free counselling for people under 25, Safer Schools Packs and you can also receive help and advice from us via our telephone and email helpline: 0845 3 30 30 30; helpline@lgf.org.uk

You can follow Anti-Bullying Week events and information on Twitter using the hashtag #ABW2013. Tweet us @lgfoundation and tell us what you are doing to mark the day.