Message from the Chief Commissioner

Bullying

Thu 14 November 2013

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Bullying is wrong and everyone should feel safe at school, at home and online in cyber space.

If someone or a group of people do or say things to you deliberately to hurt or harm you then they are being bullies.

Bullying is not something which happens just once, it can continue over time and is often hidden from adults.

Unfortunately unless you take action againt a bully, it is unlikely to stop, so it is very important you tell an adult or someone you trust who can keep you safe and try and keep the bullying under control.

Remember, there are many reasons why people bully others.

According to the National Centre Against Bullying some people bully to prevent it happening to themselves while others, who have been a victim of bullying, go on to bully others

If you're being bullied remember it is not your fault, you may have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time, or have something which can make others jealous of you.

 

Here are some things you can do if you are being bullied:

1. tell your school teacher straight away.

2. tell your parents or an adult you trust.

3. try not to get angry - bullies want to get a reaction from you.

4. talk to other kids who may have also been bullied.
 


Fact: Victims of bullying tend to be targeted both online and on the school ground according to sources found on the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (www.amf.org.au)

Fact: School bullies have a one in four chance of having a criminal record by the age of 30 according to recent statistics located on KidsSpot (www.kidsspot.com)


 

 
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