Tips To Overcome Bullying – Easy Read Version

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17 Jun 2018

Most people who are being bullied are told to ‘Just ignore it’. However, it is hard to ignore behaviour which may be upsetting you. Here are the top 10 tips to overcome bullying:

  1. UNDERSTAND THE BULLYING BEHAVIOURS
  • Bullying is a behaviour that is learnt.
  • People may bully others because it helps them to cope with stress.
  • People who bully may have been bullied themselves.
  • People who bully may be jealous and insecure.
  • If you are being bullied, it is important you know that you are not the problem.
  1. SPEAK TO THE PERSON WHO IS BULLYING YOU (ONLY IF IT’S SAFE)
  1. PLEASE TELL SOMEBODY
  • When you are stressed, it can make you distracted, and unproductive.
  • 45% of people who are bullied do not tell anybody else because they think it is embarrassing.
  • It is important to tell people like a teacher, parent, guardian, learning mentor or friend. If this doesn’t work, please come to us for advice
  1. IS BULLYING A CRIME?
  • If somebody physically or sexually attacks you, steals things that belong to you or uses prejudiced language towards you (homophobia, racism, etc.), then you should probably report it to the police.
  1. DO NOT SEE YOURSELF AS THE PROBLEM AND THE CAUSE FOR BULLYING
  • If you are being bullied because you are gay, this is because the person bullying has a negative attitude towards gay people.
  • If you are being bullied because you have a disability, this is because the person bullying has a negative attitude towards people, with a disability.
  • The thing that needs to change is the attitude – not you.
  1. DEAL WITH STRESS
  • Although it can be easier to not tell anybody about your stress, it can make you feel worse.
  • It is important to talk to other people about how you are feeling, whether it is good or bad.
  1. DO NOT SPEND ALL OF YOUR TIME ON YOUR OWN
  • It can be easy to stop being around other people when you are feeling sad, but this could make your feelings worse.
  • It may make you feel better to spend time with people you care about.
  1. LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH
  • It is very important to look after yourself when you are stressed.
  • Eating good food and working out can help to improve how you feel.
  • If your stress is reduced, this can help you deal with the bullying better.
  1. FIND ROLE MODELS
  • By having a role model, this can help you to come through difficult periods of your life.
  • For inspiring celebrity stories and blogs, have a look at these two links:

https://www.ditchthelabel.org/celebrities/

https://www.ditchthelabel.org/blog/

  1. COME TO US FOR HELP
  • We are one of the UK’s largest anti-bullying charities and we are always here to help you.
  • You can join our online Community (click here) to have an anonymous chat with one of our digital mentors, or read through our help guides.

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