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I think I'm being bullied

There is this girl who is in my class and my friendship circle and I feel like I am being made an outsider by her . She constantly says rude remarks about me and when I take a picture she mocks it and I feel depressed ! What should I do I am suffering from anxiety disorder and she is only making things worse! The thing is she knows about it and laughed when I cried in really upset I need someone to talk to
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Hi there,

It can be really difficult when you’re feeling left out. Especially if it’s by someone who’s in the same class or friendship group.

No one has the right to make rude remarks about another person or make comments designed to make them feel down. This is bullying, and it’s not ok.

Bullying can leave you feeling anxious, depressed and lonely, but you don’t have to go through this alone. Maybe have a think about whether there are any adults you trust to talk to about what’s happening. If you do decide to, you could work out when would be a good time to catch up and what you might like to say.

All schools should have an anti-bullying policy. This says what they will do when bullying takes place to try to put a stop to it. If you don’t know what your school’s policy is, it could be something to ask about.

Perhaps you could also think about whether there’s someone at home or a friend who you could tell. Even if you don’t feel ready to talk to the school about it, sometimes it can help just to share how you’re feeling with someone else and to get some support from them.

There is a thread on our message boards about bullying where you can get some support from other young people and find out more about their experiences and what they found helpful.

And remember you can always talk to a ChildLine counsellor.

Take care,

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