Don't tolerate Bullying

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on 15/03/2017 at in  High school life

What is Bullying

Bullying is repeated behaviour that is harmful.  It can be aimed at a particular person, or even a group of people.  It can be physical or verbal, and aimed at making the person (or people) feel embarrassed, scared or intimidated.

Most of us know (by now) that bullying is unacceptable.  It can be constant teasing and name calling, it can be more physical (kicking and pushing) but it can also be online or electronic – things such as text messaging, emails, or social media posts and comments.  It can even be in the form of peer pressure.

Hopefully you are not being bullied (because, let’s face it, high school is hard enough!).  If you are – here are some steps you can take to put an end to it.

  1. Tell someone!
    Tell a trusted adult.  This could be a parent, or a teacher you feel comfortable talking to.   If you don’t feel like they are taking it seriously – talk to your school principal
  2. Try to stay calm
    Don’t show the bully that you are mad or upset – they like seeing your reaction. 
  3.  Practice your response
    You can even practice what to say or do with your parents or friends.

If you witness bullying, speak up.  Let the bully know it is not acceptable.  Offer the victim comfort and support.  If you do not feel comfortable confronting the bully find an adult who can intervene.

If possible, work with your school to build an awareness of bullying.  Your school will have a policy on bullying and will take steps to investigate it, and make some changes.

Remember – everyone has the right to feel safe.  If you are scared or made to feel miserable at school – find someone to help. You don't have to deal with it alone.

If you need to talk to someone, call the Kids Helpline or Lifeline:

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Kids Helpline is a 24-hour, seven day a week counselling service for Australian young people aged between 5 and 25 years. Kids Helpline talk to more than 6,000 kids each week, about all sorts of problems. Young people can access Kids Helpline by calling 1800 551 800 or visiting their website (

Lifeline 13 11 14

Lifeline offer a free 24-hour telephone counselling service. Anyone can call Lifeline at any time. As well as providing telephone counselling, Lifeline can provide you with information about other support services available in your area. You can contact them by either calling on 13 11 14 or visiting their website (

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