Radio Carmarthenshire’s ‘Speak Out’ campaign aims to spread advice for anyone affected by bullying. Although this advice is meant to help young people, parents too could benefit from learning more about the issues and how to understand them.
We are grateful to Childline for providing us with the links and information below. We also want to thank McDonald’s in Pensarn, Carmarthen for supporting this campaign and getting the message across on air that help is out there if you ‘Speak Out’.
What is bullying?
Bullying can happen anywhere and can mean different things…
Like being called names …being teased, having rumours spread about you, being threatened or intimidated, physically hurt or just being ignored. It can happen face to face, through your phone or online. Bullying could be done by friends, family, people at school and strangers …but it’s never ok.
There are ways to get it stopped …and ways to feel better about yourself.
Remember: Nobody has the right to bully you …so Speak Out.
Follow the links below for helpful advice and support from Childline.
Types of bullying
Bullying can happen anywhere, and it can happen to anyone. But nobody has the right to hurt you or make you feel bad. To find out more about different types of bullying – click here
Bullying on social networks
Cyberbullying or online bullying on social networks can happen to anyone at any time. Social networks should be a place where you can connect with friends and share stuff. It can be really hard if you’re being bullied online but Childline is there to help. To find out more – click here
Online and mobile safety
Having a mobile phone and going online is great for lots of reasons. But it’s important to be aware of the dangers too. To learn how to stay safe online – click here
Homophobic and transphobic bullying
It’s never ok for someone to treat you badly because of your sexuality or gender identity. If this happens to you, remember that you’re not alone. Childline can support you. To find out more – click here
Racism and racial bullying
It’s illegal to treat people differently because of their race or culture. If it happens to you, remember – no one has the right to make you feel bad or abuse you for who you are. To find out more – click here
You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better to Speak Out. There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline. You can Call, Chat Online or Email.
To find out more – click here