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I am being bullied by somebody from a different school everyday when I walk or ride my bike past them. At first they were just shouting things at my which I wasn't bothered about but recently they have tried to punch me and they even pushed me off my bike. II don't know what I can do as I cannot tell a teacher from m school because the bully goes to a different school
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Hi there,

It can often be difficult to know how to stop someone bullying you, but it’s even harder when it’s in a public place. It can feel like you have nowhere to turn, but there are people who can help.

When someone is breaking rules or the law, there are people whose job it is to make sure everyone follows those rules. At school teachers should protect you and out in public this could be the police.

Your school may be able to help you. Even though this person goes to a different school, your school could contact their school on your behalf. You’d need to know their name and the school they go to for this happen.

If someone hurts you or is bullying you in public, the police may be able to help. If you need support talking to them, perhaps you could speak to an adult you trust. The police will need specific details about where and when it happened. Even if they don’t act right away, it’ll be on record which gives more options for you in the future.

Remember, you have the right to feel safe and you deserve to get support.

It might be that whoever looks after you at home is able to contact the people who look after this other person. It’s possible they could work something out between them, so that you don’t have to put up with this anymore. This option is possibly one you could try first as if it doesn’t work, you’ll be able to show the police or your school that you’ve tried to sort this out first.

I hope that helps but if you want to talk more, you can always talk to a counsellor.

Take care,

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