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Find help and support

If you need help or advice about bullying there are helplines and websites that can provide you with information and support:

Helplines

  • ChildLine: ChildLine is the UK's free, confidential helpline for children and young people. They offer advice and support, by phone and online, 24 hours a day. Whenever and wherever you need them, they'll be there. Call 0800 1111. They have a designated page for bullying issues that includes a new video about building up your confidence after bullying.

  • Direct Gov: Information for young people on cyberbullying, bullying on social networks, Internet and email bullying, bullying on mobile phones, bullying at school, what to do about bullying, and information and advice for people who are bullying others and want to stop.

  • EACH: EACH has a freephone Actionline for children experiencing homophobic bullying: 0808 1000 143. It's open Monday to Friday 10am-5.00pm

Websites

The websites below have lots of information and advice for anyone who has experienced bullying.

Reporting cyberbullying

  • If someone makes you feel uncomfortable or upset online, talk to an adult you can trust, such as a relative or a teacher.  If you would prefer to talk to someone in confidence you can contact Childline (0800 1111)  

  • If someone has acted inappropriately online towards you, or someone you know, you can report directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).  It could be sexual or threatening chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone asking to meet up.