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Hello My name is L* and i am here for your advice about bullying. I have been bullied alot because of my special Needs which i have and i want to know what you would do if you were me?
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Hello L*

Thank you for getting in touch.

It sounds like you have been having quite a difficult time and this has been happening for a while. You say you have been bullied because of your special needs. You don’t give me any information about these ‘needs’ and this is not a reason for anyone to single you out or treat you differently.

It’s wrong for people to bully you for any reason, and I’m wondering if you have told anyone else about this bullying. I don’t know anything about who you live with or what life is like at home, but some people in a situation like the one you describe might think about talking to an adult that you trust. Maybe someone you live with or who looks after you or perhaps a school teacher – if the bullying is happening at school. If you tell a teacher they have to try and stop the bullying.

You can take a look at the bullying pages for more information and advice. You can also visit the bullying message boards to see what other young people are saying about bullying and the different things that have helped them cope.  

If you would like to talk more about what to do, you can speak to a ChildLine counsellor  by calling 0800 1111 or logging on for a 1-2-1 chat. Calls are free from landlines and all mobiles, and won’t show up on a phone bill. If you tell a counsellor more about what things are like at the moment, they will be able to talk to you about what else you can do.

I know that you have asked me what I would do if I were you. I hope you understand that I cannot really answer that question. We are all different and think and feel about things differently. What is important here though is that you know that you can get help and there is always someone to talk to. You have taken a very brave first step by writing me this letter.

Thanks again for writing to me.

Take care

Sam

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