How can I tell if I am Being Bullied?

How can I tell if I am Being Bullied?

Signs that you are being bullied:

  • You don't want to go to school
  • You feel anxious and scared
  • You feel bad about yourself
  • You have physical symptoms like being tired or getting headaches
  • You are less interested in doing things
  • You have trouble sleeping
  • You are not doing as well in school as you used to
  • You are thinking about hurting yourself or others

How to respond:

Bullying is NEVER okay.

  • If possible, make sure the bully knows that their actions are not welcome, and that you want them to stop
  • Getting back at the bully is not a good solution, it can also be very dangerous.
  • Report to a parent, teacher, or adult that you trust
  • Stay away from isolated areas, and stay in public places
  • Try to participate in activities that will boost your self-confidence. Just acting confident can be enough to scare off a bully.
  • Create a safety plan: identify your safe areas, identify safe people, have check-in times and spots, and know how you want to react to the bully if a confrontation does occur
  • Do something! Not saying or doing anything will let the bully continue their behaviour.

How to get support:

Talk to adults about bullying.

When talking to an adult about bullying try to:

  • Talk to someone you trust like a parent, teacher, or coach
  • Give them as much detail as you can

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