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Bullying

What to do about bullying

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If you are being bullied by another child please tell someone. Bullying can happen to anyone at any age, at school, at home, on the bus, in the street, online, or on your mobile phone. It might be that someone pushes you around, talks about you, teases you, makes fun of you, hits you or calls you names. No one has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad, and if you are being bullied you don't have to put up with it, you can talk to someone and get something done about it. Talk to a teacher, your mum, your dad, or someone else in your family.

childlineYou could talk to someone at Childline - ring their freephone number 0800 1111. Please also look at our pages on E-safety and staying safe.

 

Verbal bullying, including:

Teasing
Sarcasm
Name calling
Continually ignoring someone
Racist and/or sexual remarks

 

Physical bullying, including:

Taking your money or personal belongings
Pushing, hitting, kicking and punching
Sexual abuse, including unwanted physical contact or comments

Indirect bullying, including:

Spreading rumours or starting gossip about you
Getting you into trouble for no real reason
Excluding you
Sending you hurtful messages via text messages, email, telephone or letters

Online Bullying

Childline has released a video to help young people who have experienced online bullying build their confidence and resilience.

Cyber bullying is when people are nasty online or on a mobile phone. It is against the law to bully someone in this way and it can be stopped.

 

NSPCC

ChildLine has released a video to help young people who have experienced online bullying build up their confidence and resilience. Click here to be directed to the NPSCC website page

 

Childline has launched an online self-help tool for young people experiencing bullying. ‘Bounce back from bullying’ aims to help young people: understand whether what they are experiencing is bullying; build their resilience; gain help and support from counsellors. The tool asks questions about different aspects of bullying, and gives young people the tools they need, based on their answers, to build confidence and seek support. Click here to be directed to the Childline website

 

 

Websites with more information and advice are:

Bullying UK - Helpline 0808 800 2222

 Bullying UK

 

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   think u know

Thinkuknow - information for different age groups, and you can report abuse here

 

News

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here