Bullying – it’s not uncommon for people to experience some form of verbal bullying, being called names or insulted at some point in their life. Bullying affects a lot of young people and the way it is dealt with can make the difference between life being tolerable or a misery. It can come in many forms, verbal, physical, racist, cyber or sexual, but our doctors will be non-judgmental and listen to your concerns. They can refer you to specialist people who are used to helping young people who have been bullied. If you feel you don’t want to talk to us about it then you can contact ‘Family Lives’ on 0808 800 2222 or visit their website at www.bullying.co.uk
The internet is an amazing place and a wonderful resource, wherever possible when using the internet or any of the links we have suggested, for any purpose you must ensure you follow some simple rules to keep you safe. Blogging and Social Networking is a great way to share ideas with like-minded people and can give you a powerful voice to express your identity and opinions and ask for help. The following links can remind you that you need to think carefully about who you contact and what you put on the internet.
‘think before you post’… ‘use blocking and deleting tools’…’don’t give in to pressure’…’respect the law’… ‘don’t share personal information’
Remember you can call ChildLine for help on 0800 1111 or have an online chat by visiting www.childline.org.uk if you are worried, feel unsafe, scared about anything.