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14 ways to combat bullying

This week is anti-bullying week. We’ve compiled some tips to combat bullying.

Bullying takes many forms: Name-calling, making negative comments on your work, making someone feel worthless, physical abuse are just some examples.

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So we’ve put some tips together to help anyone out there who might be being bullied. It doesn’t matter if you’re being bullied at school, college, university, work or home.

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Remember if you are being bullied remember it’s not your fault.

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Write Everything Down

Keep a log of every incident; write down the date, time, location, what happened, what they said and any witnesses that were around.

Tell Someone

Tell someone in authority and ask them what they intend to do about it. Tell them any fears you have about reprisals from the bully.

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Someone you trust, like a family member or a friend, can also be useful. It means that you’re not dealing with the problem on your own; a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Get Support

Don’t try to deal with it and your feelings about it all on your own. Get some support. Consider counselling for some additional support around your feelings.

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