Skip to main content Skip to bottom nav

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

18 Answers
Last Updated: 08/14/2018 at 9:50am
1 Tip to Feel Better
United States
Moderated by

Jennifer Geib, LCSWR

Clinical Social Work/Therapist

1:1 chats (up to 5 days/week). - My therapy is non-judgmental and focuses on emotions and motivation to accomplish your goals or overcome your struggles.

Top Rated Answers
January 14th, 2015 9:25pm
First of all, if you're being bullied, never blame yourself because it is in no way your fault. You should be proud of who you are. The best thing to do is to talk to a parent/teacher/adult/counselor about your problem.
January 16th, 2015 5:17pm
It is hard and it depends on the situation. You'd rather fight yourself (I assure you that once you face them and state that you are strong and you are not afraid, they will stop.) or tell your parents to help with. When I was younger I suffered bullying. It stopped the same day I stood still and hit the bully myself. I wasn't strong and I was SUPER afraid, but it worked out well. They kept laughing at me in my back, but never again they came face to face and tried to hit me or insult me. My brother is suffering bullying right now and he is facing it different, he told our parents and my mother herself is making the bullys get out of the school, one of them is now jailed in a foster home or kind of because of drug-dealer. There are only two options: You face it or you ask someone else to help you face it; OR you deal with it until the very end.
March 26th, 2015 3:05am
This is something everyone says, but ignore it. Simply ignore it, cause your response can be what triggers the bully. Tell your teachers or parents. Something will get done if you speak up about it.
June 8th, 2015 12:06am
Coping with bullying starts with the belief that its not actually making a difference and disconnecting from its effects. Bullying often hurts simply because of embarrassment. I found that believing that it would eventually stop, not reacting and not caring what anyone else had to say or think made it stop effecting me and eventually stop it all together, for no reaction made them get bored. if you are still at school or college there are Staff/ pastoral Assistants there to help you get through and stop bullying. If you are in work HR and Family are the next best people to talk to resolve and help you cope.
July 6th, 2015 6:06pm
Just ignore the bullies and just let it go you can talk to family or a school staff memeber or even maybe your best friend
July 13th, 2015 9:04pm
Well you're definitely right you should tell someone. Tell an adult you feel comfortable with or someone with power
September 21st, 2015 3:51pm
You don't have to cope alone. You can contact any listener on 7Cups, you can report it to your school's staff members - they are required to help you and have a care of duty over you, and your parents. There are organisations available too that can offer you support.
October 4th, 2015 3:48pm
The best way to deal with a bully is to completely ignore them and show no emotion at all, they will soon become bored
December 8th, 2015 2:57am
Seek help from known officers in you area and don't attempt to face him or her on your own try to and don't keep it a secret
December 15th, 2015 12:01am
Usually it vastly depends on the experience. It is best that you tell an adult as soon as possible, and especially if it starts to become out of control. You want the bullying to stop immediately, and that is the best way to do so.
December 28th, 2015 7:35am
Try to stand up for yourself, show them that you don't care what they think because people's opinions never matter to you, the cause of bullying is jealousy or if it is for no reason than they just want to bring you down. But bullies are the people who struggled a lot and have darker pasts and they think that if they hurt people, they are going to feel better so stand up for yourself. You can tell your parents or the principle to help you if it gets worse.
February 6th, 2017 8:42am
Be a stronger person, make friends, try harder, try to be excellent in one specific things other can't. I can tell parents, teachers, supervisors, significant other, friends.
August 7th, 2017 8:32am
You can do two things: the best choice is to tell it to your parents, or to a teacher, or to a friend, even if he/she can't help you very well. The other one, the worst you can take, is to ignore it, thinking that you deserve this and keep the secret. Trust me, if you will talk, you'll be free. Talking is always the key.
September 11th, 2017 7:44pm
You can stand up for yourself or seek help from a trusted adult, this can also allow you to understand that you don't have to stand alone in these situations.
January 29th, 2018 3:51am
Being bullied is one of the toughest things to go through! There are many ways to cope with bullying but the most helpful way, to me, is to walk away and go tell an adult that you trust. That could be a parent, teacher, principal, pastor/priest, police officer, youth leader, etc. Letting people know is very crucial as it can help you get help. It also lets other people, other than yourself and the bully, know what is going on.
July 10th, 2018 11:06pm
Telling a counsellor (or one of your favourite teachers) is always best, if you do not wish to inform your parents. A bully's main goal is to evoke a response - thus developing a sense of apathy towards their treatment, whilst increasing your confidence, is beneficial. If it is physical, however, informing someone should be your top priority.
July 17th, 2018 6:12am
Don't pay attention to them. What they say should never bother you. Why are you doubting your self worth ? The moment u stop giving those harmful words importance, you'll feel free. Cheer urself.
August 14th, 2018 9:50am
You can cope with being bullied by telling someone around you. Always talk to someone. Family/friends tend to always do the trick in all honesty.