Student E-Book 2020 - 2021

Dealing with bullying situations

Try to stay calm when the bullying starts – people who bully often enjoy the feeling of power they get if they can see that they can “wind you up”, especially in front of an audience. Try to deny them this satisfaction.

  • Breathe deeply, save any evidence of online bullying and remind yourself that:
  • There is nothing about you that deserves this. Nobody has the right to treat you like this.
  • What the bully says tells people more about them than you.
  • You might just walk away and try to ignore the bullying - they may lose interest if you don’t react.
  • Use the CEOP Reporting tab on any social media platform to report abuse.

You might try looking the person bullying you in the eye, and saying something like “I don’t know why you are doing this, but I would like it to stop. Please leave me alone now.” (This is hard to do, so don’t feel bad if you don’t feel able to do this.)

 Remember to talk to an adult you trust who will be able to help you.