Useful websites

If you're being bullied, ChildLine can help you to make it stop.

Bullying UK
Help and advice for victims of bullying

NSPCC Bullying
Learn about the risks you face online. Search or browse for Internet safety products, great sites families can visit together and learn how to identify online trouble and get help.

South Tyneside Against Bullying
South Tyneside Against Bullying helps and supports children of all ages that are getting bullied in South Tyneside and surrounding regions.

Anti-Bullying Network
Information for young people, parents and teachers on tackling bullying in schools.

BBC Schools
Learning resources for kids at home and at school. Find activities and games.

EACH Action
EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia.

Advice for victims of crime
If you have been a victim of any crime or been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, help is available.

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Cyber bullying

FACT: Cyberbullying is a lot like regular bullying, but it can happen to anyone who uses a computer or phone that is used to talk to people.


Cyberbullying can happen anywhere. A lot of people have mobile phones and computers, meaning that they could be bullied while using them. Cyberbullying is often when someone sends nasty or abusive messages over a computer or phone that can upset you or make you feel down.

If you or someone you know is being Cyberbullied, you should tell a parent or teacher about what is happening.

Stand up to Cyberbullying

Cyberbullies often feel invincible while using the internet as they can feel like nobody knows who they are... They are wrong! There are many laws in the UK which can fight against Cyberbullying such as the Protection from harassment act (1997) and the malicious communications act (1988). If you are a victim to Cyberbullying or see someone who is, Report it!

How to beat bullies

If you are being Cyberbullied, tell someone - a friend, teacher or anyone you feel comfortable talking to.

Explain what is happening, how often, who did it.

Try to keep any nasty messages that have been sent to you so that you can show them to someone.

Be more confident - don't let the bully think you're afraid.

If a bully feels they don't have any power over you, it takes the 'fun' out of bullying for them.

Don't blame yourself for what has happened

Bullying is something which happens to a lot of people. Most people who have been bullied get through it and so can you but remember - the sooner you talk to someone about it, the sooner it can be stopped.

A girl who has been bullied