Are you being bullied?
The number to call if you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be the victim of neglect or abuse:
If you or a young person is in immediate danger telephone 999
If a child or young person is at risk of significant harm contact
Safeguarding Referral Team Telephone 01782 235100
You can call someone in Stoke-on-Trent to help if you are worried
about a child or young person and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse
Advice and Access Team Telephone 01782 232200
Emergency Duty Team - 01782 234234 (After 5pm)
or, you can call a national helpline number (free of charge):-
NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000
Child line – 0800 1111
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. It can happen at school, at home, on the streets or online. It can involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you or calling you names, being ignored and left out, threatening you or sending nasty texts or e-mails, having money or other possessions taken or messed about with, or spreading nasty rumours about you.
Often someone is singled-out by a bully or a gang for being ‘different’. If it’s happening to you, it could be because of the colour of your skin, your hair; because you’ve got a better phone than them or even the fact that you’re good at maths! !
Bullies are just looking for an excuse to pick on someone. Sometimes bullying starts in school and then follows you out of the school gates. They have also been known to find you in places you visit or places where you 'hang around'. This could include places like the local youth club, parks or playgrounds.
If you need some help because you are being bullied in any of the ways described above, or if you of know someone else who is, you should talk to someone about this, for example a teacher or a youth worker, or another professional person that you know and trust. If you don’t feel like you can talk to someone you know there are help lines and other professionals that you can talk to. It can be really hard to tell someone but there are lots of people who can help.
There is also useful information on various websites:
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