Bullying is when someone is horrible to you on purpose. Anyone can be bullied. People are usually bullied because they are different from other people.

If someone bullies you they might:

  • call you horrible names
  • hit you
  • kick you
  • steal your things
  • send you nasty text messages, emails or letters or make a nasty phone call
  • make you do things you do not want to do
  • ignore you and leave you out of things.
This video shows some of the ways you or your friends might experience bullying:

There are lots of things you can do to get help, and more information and advice can be found on the Mencap website.

There are also organisations which can provide you with more information and support:

BullyingUK provides advice on bullying and other topics relevant to young people as well as a helpline.

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they will support you online, on the phone, anytime.