Grab the Meic: I’m Being Bullied
Are you being bullied? Do you know the difference between banter and bullying? Megan has contacted Grab the Meic for advice.
Grab the Meic is your opportunity to ask us about anything that’s worrying you. We’re here to listen and give advice. If you want to #grabthemeic then check out this page, but remember this advice is not instant. If you need advice quickly then please contact the helpline.
This article is also available in Welsh – I ddarllen y cynnwys yma yn Gymraeg clicia yma.
A boy is bullying me and I need help. I hate it and I don’t know what to do. 😞
First of all I’m really sorry to hear that you are going through this at the moment. Bullying can be a tough thing for a young person to experience and can cause you to feel bad about yourself. This is not ok.
Bullying or banter?
Sometimes people might say something that hurts you but they might not realise that they’ve done this. It’s important therefore to let them know that this has upset you, as they might like to apologise. Bullying is when someone does something to you repeatedly, and they know that this is hurting you. Check out Meic’s Banter or Bullying? article to see if what you are experiencing is bullying or not.
You have rights
Young people across Wales have a right not to be bullied. If you are experiencing this then there are lots of things that can be done to try and sort this out. Check out this A Right Not To Be Bullied article on Meic where we talk through your rights.
Advice and guidance
We also have tips for you and your parents in the 6 Steps To Take When Being Bullied video below, or take a look at the article here. The best place to start is talking to someone about it – a parent/guardian, teacher or other trusted adult. If you feel you can’t talk to anyone then you can contact us at the Meic helpline to talk it through. We’re here everyday between 8am and midnight. 😀
We hope this information helps you, if there’s anything you don’t understand, or if you want to talk about anything in more detail, then drop us a call, text or Instant Message and we can explain things further.
The Meic Team
If you need to talk to someone about anything that’s bothering you, then call Meic to talk to a friendly advisor.
Meic is an information and advocacy helpline for children and young people aged 0-25 in Wales. We are open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. You can contact us free on the phone (080880 23456), text message (84001) or online chat.