Do you need help to deal with bullying

Have you been feeling?

Worried about going to school and feeling or being sick?

Fearful of breaks during lessons?

That you may be attacked physically or feel you or friends/family may be harmed?

Manipulated by those you think are your friends?

Somehow you are always to blame?

Singled out for negative messages on social media?

Whatever you try, you still don’t fit in?

Have you felt like life’s not worth living? (Always speak to your Doctor if this is you)

How can I help myself?

Think about your body language. Stand tall and don’t avoid eye contact, giving out the message that you are not afraid.

Make the most of in-school clubs and groups to broaden friendships, interests and to feel less isolated.

Don’t bottle the feelings up. Tell someone you trust at home or at school what is going on.

Don’t respond to e-mails, text or any negative communication on social media. Keep threatening or offensive messages as evidence in case you wish to report this to the school or to the police.

Say no to requests to meet that may leave you vulnerable and isolated.

Where can I get help?

There are websites for online support, these include:

Youngminds

Stompoutbullying.org

Beat bullying – the site.org

Kidscape.org.uk

Colchester and Tendring Youth Enquiry Service for counselling (Y.E.S) 01206 710771 or 01255 434601

The Junction – 01206 764600

School counsellor/pastoral care/school mentor

Childline 0800 1111

The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90