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I get bullied evey day pepol push me me pull me and call me fat It has got to the point were I hate school teachers don't help they just say stop I wish I could speak to the head but I dear not, T*
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Hi T*,

I’m really pleased you have written to me. You’ve told me you really don’t want to go to school anymore. I can understand how you just want to be away from all the bullying and get some peace. Experiencing bullying can cause lots of difficult feelings. Sometimes it can feel like there’s no way to escape. But you shouldn’t have to feel this way.

Teachers (and the school head) have to do their best to keep their pupils safe from bullying. It sounds like talking to teachers hasn’t worked for you yet. You deserve to get more help. This bullying needs to stop. The school needs to know that they must do more to help you.

I know that it can be really difficult to talk about bullying. It might help to decide what you want to say, before you start the conversation. Some young people find it easier to write a letter about it. Pick a time when you think the adult will be on their own and not in a hurry.

I don’t know whether you have told the people you live with about the bullying. If the people at home find out that you’re being bullied, they might be able to help. They could talk to the school and ask your teachers to put in place a plan to get the bullying stopped. If the people at home can’t help, is there anyone else in your family you could talk to? Do you have grandparents, or aunts and uncles you could talk to? 

You could take a look at the bullying pages in the Explore section for more information and advice. You might also want to have a chat with a ChildLine counsellor on the phone by calling 0800 1111 (for free) or logging on for a 1-2-1 chat. It’s free and confidential, so no one else will know you’ve called.

I hope you have found this helpful, and that things work out for you.

Take care,


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