YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Going through bullying can feel like the loneliest thing ever, but please know you're not alone. So many people have been where you are right now. See what they have to say below.
WE'RE NOT HUGE FANS OF DEFINITIONS, BUT IN CASE IT HELPS, BULLYING IS OFTEN DESCRIBED AS WHEN SOMEBODY DOES SOMETHING REPEATEDLY IN ORDER TO UPSET AND/OR HURT YOU. AS A RULE OF THUMB, IF YOU SUSPECT YOU'RE BEING BULLIED - YOU MOST LIKELY ARE. THESE RESOURCES MAY HELP YOU FIGURE IT OUT.
HAVE YOU TRIED...?
BEING BULLIED CAN FEEL PRETTY DAMN LONELY AND OVERWHELMING. WE KNOW HOW TOUGH IT CAN BE TO FIGURE OUT WAYS OF FIXING IT, SO WE'VE PUT TOGETHER SOME USEFUL TIPS THAT MAY HELP. IF YOU'RE STILL STRUGGLING, HEAD OVER TO OUR SUPPORT FORUMS FOR MORE ADVICE.
SQUISHING ONLINE ABUSE
CYBERBULLYING IS SUCH A BROAD TOPIC, WHICH IS WHY WE'VE ALSO LINKED THROUGH TO A CYBERBULLYING SUPPORT HUB. YOU CAN ALSO REPORT ABUSE TO US DIRECTLY AT DITCHTHELABEL.ORG/REPORT. WE CAN HAVE ABUSIVE CONTENT TAKEN DOWN ON YOUR BEHALF.
IS IT HATE?
IT'S CONSIDERED A HATE CRIME IF SOMEBODY IS TARGETED YOU BASED ON ONE OR MORE 'PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS'; SUCH AS YOUR RACE, SEXUALITY, DISABILITY, ETHNICITY, RELIGION OR GENDER IDENTITY. TARGETING SOMEBODY ON THESE CHARACTERISTICS IS CONSIDERED A CRIMINAL OFFENCE IN THE UK.
FIXING UP YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
RELATIONSHIPS ARE LIKE PLANTS - WHEN THEY'RE HEALTHY, THEY'RE GREAT. WHEN THEY'RE NOT, THEY TURN SOUR AND START TO DIE. HERE'S OUR TOP TIPS ON KEEPING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS POSITIVE AND HEALTHY.
LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW THIS IS AFFECTING YOU
THE IMPACTS OF BULLYING CAN AND ARE OFTEN DEVASTATING. WHETHER SHORT-TERM OR LONG-TERM, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE'RE HERE ON OUR SUPPORT FORUMS IF YOU WANT TO CHAT.
Bullying can feel lonely, but you don't have to go through it alone. We have a team of trained mentors and a community of people here who can offer you advice and support. Whether you're struggling with bullying or got something else on your mind, we're here.
TOPICS INCLUDE: ANXIETY, BODY IMAGE, BULLYING, MENTAL HEALTH, SEX, RELATIONSHIPS, COMING OUT AND SOCIAL MEDIA.