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How can I tell someone I am being bullied?

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Last Updated: 12/29/2020 at 9:50pm
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November 24th, 2014 5:07pm
Sometimes, explaining you are being bullied is hard. You often worry about telling a parent, them telling the principal, the principal telling the bully and the bully hurting you more for getting them introuble. Therefor, you can still tell your peers about your feeling or your parents and ask them to keep the conversation private and you can stand together to fight against the bully.
November 30th, 2014 1:43pm
Its hard to reveal a perceived weakness about yourself yet your not weak at all. I think you have to find the right person and just say. Hay, this person is making me feel this way I don't like it and I need help making them stop.
April 25th, 2015 6:59pm
its hard, and its different for many people, start by telling yourself you dont deserve to suffer in silence, then talk to somebody you trust be it a parent, teacher, friend or coworker. and then you just let it , and hopefully they can support you through it and help resolve it.
May 16th, 2015 1:20am
Talk to a trusted adult. Tell them that you're concerned with the fact that you're getting bullied, mention why you're being bullied (if you know the reason), and ask for suggestions.
November 29th, 2014 7:33pm
Be honest. Don't hold back, but still be kind. Example: "Hey, I know that you were joking about what you had said, but it really did hurt."
February 12th, 2018 9:03pm
Get someone you trust and just ask if you can talk to them about something, if you want you could even write it down if that would be easier
December 21st, 2014 6:06pm
As a teacher I can say there are many policies and procedures in place at schools to safeguard you from bullying, as well as promote an anti-bullying environment. Try letting a teacher you trust or a school councillor if you're feeling like you're being treated unfairly. Even if you think it's something small or silly, they will always be there to listen to you and help you through your feelings. If you still feel unsure about speaking to a teacher, try writing it down. Your feelings are always important.
June 5th, 2015 3:11am
I think you should be straight-foward about it and try to discuss any details about the bullying that you feel comfortable sharing. I used to be bullied and it only stopped once I spoke to my counsellor about it because he helped me deal with it.
December 15th, 2015 3:58am
Start by enlisting the assistance of a parent or guardian. If you do not feel comfortable enough with them, try asking a close friend whom you are OK with disclosing this information.
November 24th, 2014 7:14pm
From my experience, if you feel that someone is affecting your quality of life in a negative way without your consent, you are being bullied.
December 7th, 2014 9:50pm
Just have an open and honest conversation with someone you trust, a close friend or even your parents. They'll understand you and make their best to help you
May 27th, 2015 10:56pm
You can tell a teacher, a friend, a trusted adult or even your listener if you aren't comfortable with telling someone you know. Don't be afraid to tell someone, don't let those bullies push you around. Stay Strong~
June 10th, 2015 5:47pm
Hello, you could tell your friends, your teachers at school, your parents... Someone you trust in and you know that will help you with your problems.
September 1st, 2015 10:32am
Firstly tell it yourself , then ask for help from your friends , teacher , parents , learn to react to those people and dont let them take advantage.
October 10th, 2016 5:56pm
There is not set way to go about this, but ensure it is with someone who you are comfortable with talking to. This could be a teacher, friend or a family member. Tell them that it is important what you are going to tell them and they should take your problem seriously. It's okay if you perhaps feel anxious about telling other people, but many people will take bullying seriously and help you however they can.
July 10th, 2017 2:37pm
To confront a bully requires courage. More than courage there is something called self respect. Unless we respect ourselves, the bully is going to take advantage of us. We must step up for ourselves. I was a victim of online bullying from one of my classmates. I was tired of this shit. So after a week I confronted him and told him clearly what he is doing is not right and it hurts me. Still he continued. So I approached the management and authorities. He was put to do time and it solved all the problems. Others who were aiding him started to show respect towards me. Be confident in yourself
November 25th, 2014 1:28pm
I would speak to someone you trust, teacher, friend, family, relatives, preferably a teacher, you can write them a letter if you feel embarrassed to talk about it in person, explain to them that your being bullied.
December 28th, 2014 1:46am
Telling someone that you are being bullied is the first step in improving the situation. It might be helpful to confide in a trusted friend, a teacher or a parent or guardian, they are the people who really want to help you and have your best interests at heart.
May 14th, 2015 7:25pm
Communication is incredibly important in situations of bullying. I was on the receiving end of racial slurs when I was in my freshman year of high school, and I felt anxious about that situation. I struggled to tell others at first, fearing that I was overreacting. However, I told a friend, and she validated my emotions. The situation was resolved with an open conversation with the bullies. Keeping your support system informed about your emotional health is very important.
July 7th, 2015 5:02pm
Be honest! Talk to them when you are both alone or in a comfortable space and be open with them. They aren't going to judge you.
July 13th, 2015 3:47am
You can sit down with somebody you feel confident and tell them what is going on in your life and who had done it
July 13th, 2015 3:58pm
Get them in a deep conversation, and tell them calmly. Give all the details you can, so the person knows it's something you need help with, and not something you have to deal with yourself.
November 3rd, 2015 9:50pm
Open up to someone you trust and explain to them what is happening. Tell them how you feel and explain that it really hurts. they can help you find who you need to talk to, to make it stop and they can support you through it
June 7th, 2016 6:06pm
It depends on the type of bulling if it's hurting you physically you can just show the brush if it's mental you can tell them how you fell the best person to share with is the inexpensive you feel safe with
June 14th, 2016 6:32pm
You can tell people in many different ways. You can talk to a teacher, principal or staff member face to face, or you can also leave a anonymous note on their desk or in their mailbox.
June 28th, 2016 5:26pm
You can find someone you trust and ask them if they have a moment to talk then tell them what's going on.
December 29th, 2020 9:50pm
First, you must know that you are not alone. Being the victim of a bully may feel isolating. However, there are people closer than you think who can relate to how you feeling. Try your best to look for those people. In the mean time, there are people who CAN and WILL help you. There is a teacher, a counselor, a friend, a family member, someone you can talk to and someone who cares about you who will want to help you. Speak up, and don't be scared of a bully's empty threats. Threats only build your case against them. Remember hurt people, hurt people. You shouldn't feel pity for yourself. Instead feel pity for the bully.