Say no to bullying

Sad boy at school

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Sad girl looking out the window

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.

Discussion

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

Average: 3 (27 votes)

Submitted by NeverStrawberr… on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 07:45

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i like it very nice reading practice

Submitted by InterestingPearl4 on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 18:50

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My first time love engish

Submitted by PrincessBeachPiano on Fri, 31/07/2020 - 17:33

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I am new here! This is my first reading practice. Oh my god, I like learning English!!

Submitted by MisterSongRocket on Tue, 21/07/2020 - 12:37

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lots of people bullied me but i have never bullied anyone.

Hi MisterSongRocket,

We're sorry to hear that! We hope it doesn't happen again, but if it does remember to tell an adult that you trust, like a parent or teacher. 

 

MissInternetEarth

LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by QueenCreamBamboo on Fri, 03/07/2020 - 14:53

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I never bullied someone

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 19:13

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Yes, I'm with you QueenPurpleWitch : #ihatebullying! Be kind, Don't bullying! Who is with #ihatebullying?

Submitted by PrincessGrassS… on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 12:01

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I have never been bullied

Submitted by PrincessDJTea on Sun, 24/05/2020 - 07:27

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i have been bullied before,it was at school

Hi PrincessDJTea,

 

We're sorry to hear that! We hope it doesn't happen again, but if it does remember to tell an adult that you trust, like a parent or teacher. 

 

LadyCrystalKitten
LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by CreamSweaterPixie on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 05:05

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Ive never gotten bullied but to people who are reading this and have been bullied you are great you are amazing no matter what people say. :)

Submitted by CaptainAstrona… on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 06:00

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We shouldn't hurt anyone. Be kind

Submitted by CaptainAstrona… on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 05:56

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be nice don't fight are hurt other people. Don't be a bully guys. I hate bullies!

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