Project Description

Getting along with others is not always easy, even if they are friends or family members.

If you are being bullied then that can cause lots of unhappiness, stress and anxiety and you might feel isolated and lonely. Bullying might take place at school, clubs, work and can even happen online via messaging, social networking and gaming. This is known as cyber-bullying. Bullying can be when people hurt you physically, say nasty things, or post comments online. Bullying can be anything that hurts or upsets you and makes you feel sad or lonely. Bullying can be a one-off or it can go on for a long time. And bullying can happen to anyone.

Bullying is never OK and you should not just put up with it as no one deserves to be bullied.

talk to your parents or carers and find a teacher or adult at school who you feel comfortable talking with to make them aware of what is happening. Your school will have an anti-bullying policy and the adults at your school should take actions to stop the bullying.

talk to your parents or carers, close relatives or another trusted adult. By telling an adult what is happening, they can try and help you. If you are being bullied at a club you should talk to the adult in charge so they can help too. 

talk to your parents or carers or another adult that you trust. You can report abusive posts on Social Media platforms and can also report online abuse at CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection).

Hear from young people in Wiltshire about their experiences of bullying

Wiltshire’s young people are standing together against bullying. They have come together to launch an anti-bullying charter which encourages everyone to take responsibility for bullying behaviour and to work together to tackle the causes and effects of bullying.

Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said, ‘This charter is a clear response and action plan to recognise bullying and how it can be prevented. I would like to congratulate the young people on creating this key work which sets out very clearly how behaviours and working together can stamp out a problem which can have a devastating impact on people’s lives not only at schools but in the future’.

Wiltshire Council works on a number of anti-bullying programmes, including partnering with the national Anti-Bulling Alliance and has encouraged a number of Wiltshire schools to become SEN Disability Champions tackling bullying together.

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We encourage you to spread the word on this anti-bullying charter to get more people involved

Kidscape run courses which can help you build confidence and manage bullying situations.

Advice about what to do if you are being bullied.

Advice on all kinds of bullying

How to stop bullying

Online and phone support

More information and advice about bullying