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Amberley Lobo
April 14, 2015

Hello everyone, and thanks for joining our Hands Up! Let’s stop bullying for all! Campaign.

 

If you’re being bullied, then you’re not alone – and you’ve come to the right place for help!

 

 

 

My story

I grew up in the country, so when I moved to a new school in the city, I was picked on a little bit for being different. I was a bit upset, but as soon as I told my parents, it was so much better! It was like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

 

Dare to be different!

People make fun of what they don't know or don’t understand, and that's what's so silly about it! Just because someone doesn't get you, you shouldn’t change yourself to be more like them. If that happened, we would live in a boring world where everyone was the same. Dare to be different, be proud, love yourself and always be you! 

 

Don’t suffer in silence

If you are being bullied, definitely tell someone about it. Talking things out always makes you feel better. And secondly, if you can, try to ignore it. Be confident in yourself and love yourself enough not to worry about what other people say. You are an amazing person so don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

 

Stay positive

Life is so much better when you get along with people. When you have a negative energy towards anything, whether it’s people or situations, it actually ends up dragging you down. Choose to love, and trust me, your life will just be beautiful!

 

Love, Amberley x

 

 

Anna Williamson, TV presenter and ChildLine counsellor
January 28, 2015

Hello and thanks for taking a look at our Hands Up! Let’s stop bullying for all campaign!

I’m here to help YOU!

It’s so important that we stand up to bullying and work as a team to make sure we tackle it for good. That’s why I'm proud to support this campaign. No one should ever feel alone or unsure where to ask for help if they are being bullied.

Bullying is never okay

It can make people feel lonely and scared, and it can even stop them from wanting to go to school. So basically, it’s horrible! But it's also important to remember that bullies are often going through a tricky time in their lives. By working together we can help everyone live as happily as possible.

Don’t suffer in silence: Bullying is never acceptable. If you are bullied, or you see someone else being bullied, always tell a parent, teacher or other adult you trust.

10 ways YOU can beat the bullies!

  1. If you spot someone being left out, invite them to join in with you and your friends.
  2. Don’t listen to nasty rumours. Walk away when people start gossiping behind someone’s back.
  3. Have you ever received a spiteful message online? This is cyber bullying. Always report it or tell a parent.
  4. Make the choice to use kind words. Take time to think before you speak.
  5. If you hear someone being spoken to in a cruel way, tell an adult.
  6. Don’t take sides when friends fall out. Leave them to sort out their own problems.
  7. Any type of physical abuse, such as punching or kicking, should be reported to an adult.
  8. Don’t follow the crowd if you think they’re being mean. Know your own mind.
  9. Be a part of the anti-bullying campaign. Take the pledge here.
  10. Call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org.uk to get more help.

Love,
Anna Williamson

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Hands Up! Let’s stop bullying for all is an anti-bullying campaign from Immediate Media Co’s Youth & Children’s magazines. It is fully supported by the Anti-Bullying Alliance