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)
yeah your right.i tell my mom and dad but she don't care .thats why she told my best friend say ok. DJ dinosauarviolet

Hi DJDinosaurViolet,


It's really important that someone helps you with this situation. Please tell more adults that you trust (for example another person in your family, a teacher or a neighbour) until you find someone who will help you. Good luck!


LearnEnglish Kids team

Submitted by WowEclipse500 on Thu, 04/01/2018 - 19:18

the teacher can ask the student to stop bullying because he or she may feel bad. If I was bullying some one I would say sorry and make a card for her saying I am very sorry for bullying.

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