Bullying FAQ - Questions & Answers

217 Questions
Last Updated: January 19th, 2018

What's the difference between bullying and teasing?

Answers: 110 | Last Answer: January 19th, 2018

How do I know if I'm a bully?

Answers: 98 | Last Answer: January 19th, 2018

Why would someone who is already in pain wish to inflict it upon others?

Answers: 82 | Last Answer: January 18th, 2018

My friend is always negative towards me. What do I do?

Answers: 134 | Last Answer: January 18th, 2018

Is it true that people bully because they are insecure?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

Why do I always get flashbacks of bullying, even though it's been 5-6 years since I was last bullied?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

Do I deserve to be bullied?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

What can I handle by myself and when should I ask a teacher or principal to step in?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

I don't like watching bullying happen around me, but how do I stop it without being bullied myself?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

What do I need to do/be to just fit in?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

How can I make bullies understand what they're doing is bad?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

Why do I get picked on?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

I reached out to my childhood bully anonymously. Was this a bad idea?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

Why do I always react so victim-like to bullying?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

What's the best way to get over someone calling you nasty names?

Answers: 213 | Last Answer: January 13th, 2018

I was bullied to the point I got PTSD and severe depression. My parents think it's irrelevant to go to therapy for something that happened four years ago. So what do I do?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

How do I handle a boss who bullies me and puts me down at work?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

Why is it hard standing up for people that you see are getting bullied?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How can I stop replaying the episode(s) of bullying, over and over again, which only make me feel worse?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How do I stop about caring what others say?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Is it possible to not realize that you're being bullied at the time? Like you look back years later and realize you were bullied and just accepted it as normal or expected behavior at the time?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

If I'm being bullied is it better to pretend I am not affected by it or show to the bully that it's upsetting me?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How often do people get bullied and do not tell some one?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

How do you effectively confront people who are spreading negative rumors about you?

Answers: 75 | Last Answer: January 7th, 2018

Everyone in school thinks I am bitter. How can I change their minds?

Answers: 77 | Last Answer: January 5th, 2018

Why is everyone around me always being so mean?

Answers: 63 | Last Answer: January 3rd, 2018

Is it normal to be bullied for being different?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

What do you think the best way I'd to get over 'friends' picking on you everyday at school?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

Why do I always feel empathy for the person who is bullying me?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: January 1st, 2018

How do I deal with the feeling of alienation from others?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 31st, 2017

How do you get over the feeling that people are laughing at you?

Answers: 145 | Last Answer: December 23rd, 2017

How can I stop my friends bullying me?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: December 19th, 2017

How do I know it is not just my fault? If I were more normal, maybe the bullies would leave me alone.

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: December 19th, 2017

What comes in the bully's mind when he bullies me? Is this really making him feel better?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

Why can't I be like the others?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

How do I know who is genuinely interested in friendship,as opposed to 'using' me?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

what is a bully?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

"Why can't I be good enough?"

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

People i don't know are bullying me, what can i do to make myself more confident?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Is confronting my bully with voilence a valid option? If there is nothing else I can do?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why am I a target for bullying?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do I prevent myself from being bullied by others?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can a person understand their true value when they are being bullied?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I intervene in a peaceful manner?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How can I stop people from thinking I'm too superficial?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Why can't people just be nice?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

Is it normal for me to hold a grudge against my bully?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do respond to a bully when I know that the bully himself is struggling?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: December 11th, 2017

Why can't we forget bullying experience?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: December 11th, 2017

Is it normal for my friends to always insult me?

Answers: 37 | Last Answer: December 11th, 2017

How to get my parents to stand up for me against bullies instead of apologizing to avoid any confrontation?

Answers: 41 | Last Answer: December 9th, 2017

what is the bust way to recover from name calling?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

When someone gets bullied, why do parents, teachers, and others not help make it stop when they ask for help?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

I tried to stand up to my bully and it didn't go well, what other things can I do to cope?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Is it my fault I get bullied?

Answers: 35 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Is it normal for you to be mentally scarred from bullying?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How can I make myself get out of bed and go to school knowing nothing has changed and I'll be ridiculed all day?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

What's a good way to deal with mean girls?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Will people stop bullying me if I lose weight?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Can bullying cause problems in later years?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

How you can deal with bullies without reporting them

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

Why does bullying hurt for so long?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

Am I weak, if I choose not to stand up for myself and just walk away?

Answers: 40 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

Why is it easier to accept the bullying in the hopes it will go away, rather than stand up against it?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 4th, 2017

How can I make others respect my opinion?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

How can I get rid of the bullies and why do they pick me exactly?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

Who should I tell that I am being bullied?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

How do I get people to accept my sexuality and not judge me or see me differently?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

Why do some people want other people to feel really bad?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

Why does society make it hard to be accepted?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

How do I stop thinking about being insecure about my weight?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

What should I do if I know that someone is being bullied but I am worried that if I intervene, the bullies may turn on me?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

How can I make people accept me?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

Why am I treated differently because they think I cannot fit in?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

Why did they pick me out of all people to bully?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2017

What's the best way to stop cyberbullying? I am currently being cyberbullied by one of my "friends" online.

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

My mother constantly disapproves about everything I do and makes believable but exaggerated stories to tell my dad so he would get mad at me too. She is constantly bullying me at home. What can I do?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: November 17th, 2017

How do I cope with knowing that my old friends say bad things about me?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2017

Why do they bully me?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

How can I stop from being ignored by my other classmates or family members?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

Why do they even have to bully?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

Do you think some people are just inherently cruel, or does everyone always have a chance to change?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

What is holding me back from standing up for myself?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

What's the best way to stop bullying when your school or anyone else won't do something about it?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2017

Why don't bullies feel guilty about bullying? Why do they continue?

Answers: 30 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

Why do bullies have so much power over my emotions?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

How can I tell someone about the abuse that is going on without it seeming like I'm tattling?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 13th, 2017

What's the best way to stand up for someone that's getting bullied without becoming the target of it yourself?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

How can we prevent bullying in schools?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Why do I always get pushed around, even when I have done nothing to them?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

How can I get people to stop making fun of me for my weight?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

Why do people hate me for no reason?

Answers: 324 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

How do I stop thinking about the names I get called?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: November 6th, 2017

How do I know if it is just normal teasing or bullying?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: October 30th, 2017

What do I do if someone is saying something hurtful about my friend?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: October 24th, 2017

Why can't I come out to my parents about being gay?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2017

What's the best way to stop feeling insecure about yourself?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: October 9th, 2017

Why is it so hard for me to stand up for myself?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: October 9th, 2017

Why do people so readily judge on assumptions?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: October 3rd, 2017

Why do people say hurtful things?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: October 2nd, 2017

Why can't I have people see that being bullied isn't a minor thing?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: October 2nd, 2017

Is it normal for older kids to push me around and tell me what to do and make me do stuff for them?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2017

What's the best way to act, when a friend is bullied and does not want you to help?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: September 25th, 2017

As a mom of a bullied child, how much do you get directly involved in helping him fight against bullying?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

Why is it so hard for adults to understand why teens and children don't involve them when they are being bullied?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

How can I cope with being bullied? And whom can I tell?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: September 11th, 2017

How can some people be so cruel for no reason?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

How can I cope with emotional bullying?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

Why do people want to bring other person down when no one is perfect?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: August 22nd, 2017

Is it true that people who bully are insecure?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: August 21st, 2017

I was a bully . The past keeps haunting me even though I apologized. What should I do?

Answers: 28 | Last Answer: August 21st, 2017

what does it mean to be an outsider?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 21st, 2017

Is it my fault that others bully me?

Answers: 50 | Last Answer: August 21st, 2017

My bully says there is no reason that they like to bully me, shouldn't there always be a reason?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

Is it normal for people to be singled out just because they like different things?

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: August 14th, 2017

What do you do when the bully has too much power and can get you in trouble even if you are the one being hurt by them?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: August 14th, 2017

What is the best way to stop others (especially close friends or relatives) from emotional blackmailing you?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

Why do I always am the assumed bully just because I happen to be strong?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: August 7th, 2017

Why was I both the bully and the bullied?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 6th, 2017

How do you know if you're being bullied?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2017

Why do I feel so hurt and like crying when someone use offensive words to me?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

How can I get over it without changing?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 18th, 2017

Should I change the way I act or dress to avoid being bullied?

Answers: 26 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

Does bullying only happens in school? Or are there other types of bullying?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

Why can't I fit in?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2017

How can I tell someone I am being bullied?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2017

How can I prevent bullying from further taking place?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2017

Why was it always me getting bullied?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2017

How should I react to name-calling?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2017

Is it my fault I am being bullied?

Answers: 43 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

Why can't I seem to get past the words they told me, even years later?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

What's the best way to make a bully understand how horrible his behaviour is?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

Why do they focus on me when other people have the same faulty characteristics?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

What are some tips to help talk to an adult about my bully?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

Is it normal for me to be silent when I get verbally abused?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: June 6th, 2017

Is it normal for people to feel bullied but technically not be? Who decides what bullying really is?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2017

What are some tips to handle and avoid Cyber Bullying?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: May 30th, 2017

How can I stand up for myself?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: May 29th, 2017

Why do I have no friends?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

How do I learn to work alongside someone who has bullied me at work?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: May 22nd, 2017

Why can't I react to bullying in an assertive way?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: May 21st, 2017

How do you deal with people who constantly have negative comments to say to you?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: May 16th, 2017

Why bullies tend to become more aggressive when you show them you just want peace?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: May 8th, 2017

What is causing me to cry all the time?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2017

How do I tell an adult that I am being bullied and not look like a snitch?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2017

Why can I never be what they want? Is there something wrong with me? Or are my communications with others crossed, and do I need to revise the way I I treat with others?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: May 2nd, 2017

How can I help bullies feel better without having to put someone down?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: April 24th, 2017

What should I do if everyone takes the side of the person bullying me and leaves me feeling so alone?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2017

How do I know whether something counts as bullying or not?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: April 11th, 2017

what's the best way to act upon and help sexual abuse or bullying?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: April 10th, 2017

How can I deal with Stalkers?

Answers: 41 | Last Answer: March 20th, 2017

Is it okay not to fight back because you're scared that it might get the situation worst?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: March 13th, 2017

What do you do when the people in power who are supposed to protect you are bullying you too?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 28th, 2017

How come I always feel I am being bullied, even though I may not be?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: February 27th, 2017

How do I stand up for myself?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: February 20th, 2017

how do I stop thinking about running away from my life?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: February 7th, 2017

What does a bully get out of bullying people?

Answers: 36 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

Why can't I stop bullying others even when I see how bad it really hurts them?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

How do I handle it when they bully my friends and I am too afraid to help him/her?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

Why can't I believe that I'm good enough?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

Why do bullies find it necessary to pick with the quiet folk?

Answers: 29 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

Why can't I be myself around people?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: February 6th, 2017

How do I stop thinking it's all my fault?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 14th, 2017

How can I say something back without seeming desperate or offending someone else?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: January 3rd, 2017

Why do the people bully me when I always helped them?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: January 3rd, 2017

Why can't I be like them so they stop bullying me?

Answers: 24 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2017

How can I stop everyone from hating me?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: December 27th, 2016

How do you cope with bullying when the ones bullying you are your own family?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2016

How do I maintain a strong sense of self-confidence after being bullied?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: December 6th, 2016

Why can I stand up for others but not myself?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2016

How do I escape bullies?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: November 21st, 2016

What's the best way to get over being bullied about your looks as a teen? I am 50 and still will not go to class reunions because of how I was bullied in high school.

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 8th, 2016

Why do I wake up thinking about people's opinion about me?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: October 25th, 2016

Why can't I stop feeling afraid that people will talk about me behind my back?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 24th, 2016

Why do you think its wrong to retaliate anger with anger if peaceful actions do not have an effect?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 18th, 2016

Why me? Why not others? Why do they bully me?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: October 18th, 2016

How do I get people to stop bulling me and accept me?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

How come that it is so difficult to erradicate bullying?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

What is the best way to diffuse a bully?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: October 4th, 2016

Why is it so hard to keep friends?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

What can I do when the whole world seems to be against me?

Answers: 22 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

Why can't I just ignore the people who talk badly about me?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

How can I stop become a victim in every place I move to?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: September 20th, 2016

How do you block out negative comments from strangers, whether they're on the street or online?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: September 20th, 2016

How can I get bullies to leave me alone?

Answers: 23 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2016

How can one support a friend or family member who is the one who does the bullying?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2016

How do I cope with cyber bullying, and blocking them does not work?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2016

How can I stop bullies from trying to get more kids to fail.

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 12th, 2016

What can I do if in my life nobody acepts that I'm gay?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: August 30th, 2016

How do I overcome the fear of being near my bully?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 30th, 2016

How do you cope with someone who goes out of their way to start rumours about you and negatively affect your reputation?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 23rd, 2016

How do I forget about bullies?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 16th, 2016

What are some mechanisms that could be used to cope with bullying?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: August 9th, 2016

I'm being bullied at work, what should I do?

Answers: 101 | Last Answer: August 7th, 2016

What if I'm the one in the wrong in this situation?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: August 1st, 2016

How can i not become jaded and bitter? How do you turn the other cheek?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 26th, 2016

I haven't been bullied in a long time, but how do I get over the paranoia of getting bullied again?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: July 25th, 2016

Why do people feel the need to demean others to feel better about themselves?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

How can I confront my bully by myself?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: June 21st, 2016

Why do I always succumb to the bullies when I hate them so much?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: June 14th, 2016

What's the best way not to fight the emotional fire with emotional fire?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: April 12th, 2016

How can I ask parents or teachers for help with interventions?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2016

Why am I so weak and why can't I fight for myself?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: March 1st, 2016

How do I handle it when an adult defends their child who is a bully?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 28th, 2015

Why do I wake up feeling like I never wanted to?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 16th, 2015

Why can't they let me be?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 3rd, 2015

How can you overcome a feeling of inferiority/shame around those who may have bullied you in the past?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 2nd, 2015

Why do i get bullied? My bully says i always cry, even though i haevent cried in front of her in 5 years! She says my style is lame and that i obviously am poor

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

My family often gangs up on me when it comes to the dinner table. It wouldn't hurt so much if they shared a different belief on some sort of topic, but they attack character traits of mine. Advice?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

is bullying will stop?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

What to do when someone calls you a hoe?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

At my current job I have had to filed a law suit against two coworkers who were allowed to come late and do as they please. The law suit is ongoing and my coworkers keep doing workplace bullying ?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How do i block out people who are negative towards me and put me down?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

All of my friends make fun of me all the time, and brush it off as a joke even when I'm visibly upset, and I don't have the courage to tell them to stop. What should I do?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How can I stop a hateful woman from spreading lies about my 17 year old ?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Why do my friends bully me?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How do I know if I’m bullying my peers?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970