Say no to bullying

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Bullying can happen to me or you or anyone. Millions of children around the world are bullied every year, but there are things that we can all do to help.

What is bullying?

Bullying is when someone makes you feel bad or hurts you again and again. Bullying can happen at school, out of school or online. Bullying includes:

  • calling people mean names
  • laughing at people
  • telling lies about people
  • taking someone's things without permission
  • not letting someone play in a group
  • hitting people.

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying happens online and includes:

  • sending mean messages
  • sharing photos without permission
  • not letting someone be part of an online group.

What can you do?

If someone is mean to you, tell an adult that you know and like. For example, talk to a parent or a teacher. You can block a person who sends mean messages online. Ask an adult to help you. Don't reply.

Talk to your parents or teacher or an adult that you know well if you see bullying or if you are worried about a friend.

Say sorry if you are mean to someone. You can write a message or talk to the person. Think about how to be kind in the future.

We can all help to say no to bullying.


What can schools do to stop bullying? What's the best way to say sorry?

Average: 3.1 (29 votes)

Submitted by DoctorPonyChick on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 09:52

I feel sorry for the person who is bullied

Submitted by RedTurtleSea on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 21:21

Be nice and kind to everyone,don!t bully.I hate Bullying!

Submitted by ThoughtfulGem100 on Fri, 28/02/2020 - 15:47

I hate bullying! I am not a cyberbully! If someone bullies you,tell adults about it!

Submitted by BlueWatchRace on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 14:17

We shouldn't bully anyone.

Submitted by BlueWatchRace on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 14:10

I hate bullying!

Submitted by AgentDungeonKnight on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 19:17

In my school my friends hit a person and don't say sorry

Submitted by RedPoloSong on Tue, 10/12/2019 - 04:31

At my school, there are bullying. Some boys bully others even my friends!

Submitted by AgentTortoiseDolphin on Tue, 24/09/2019 - 19:38

The teacher should punish children who hurt orhers.

Submitted by QueenFairyDrum on Sat, 29/06/2019 - 11:42

The school can complain to the child's parents and, send notices to tell their child to stop bullying. The best way to say sorry is to appreciate to his/her.

Submitted by CutePearl2 on Mon, 10/06/2019 - 10:06

bully is bad, because it make everyone hurt and sad .You need to sorry the person you bully

Submitted by DJDinosaurViolet on Sun, 07/04/2019 - 06:11

We should always say sorry when we bully someone.

Submitted by QueenTune400 on Fri, 06/07/2018 - 12:38

i was also in bully with my friend i very said!

Submitted by DJDinosaurViolet on Wed, 21/03/2018 - 04:37

cyber buyllying is very bad.

Submitted by DJDinosaurViolet on Mon, 26/02/2018 - 07:18

Some one bullying me but she did not say me sorry becauces she is naughty . but i say bullying is not good . i said," if you bully, your parents will scold you". But she doesnt care.She said , ''i don't care''.So i told her mother but she even told my best friend to bully me.So my friend said ok but i tell my friend' mom ,my friend was very sorry then she told me sorry. the bully slap my forehead with pencil , i am really pain then i tell teacher teacher scolded her.

Hi DJDinosaurViolet,


We're really sorry to hear you're having this experience. Remember, it's very important to tell an adult that you trust, like a parent or teacher, when someone is bullying you. We hope the situation gets better for you soon!


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