Things to remember:
- talk to someone you trust
- write down how you're feeling
- use our Art box to help you express yourself
- you're not alone.
You could try all of these ideas, or just the ones that sound right for you. You may have to find the right combination of things. So stick with it and keep trying our tips for feeling confident.
And often the more confident you feel, the more you can deal with bullying.
It can be difficult to take your mind off online bullying sometimes. This is natural.
But the problem with worrying about online bullying is that it gives you no time to relax and enjoy yourself. And this isn't healthy for you. It’s really important to have time to be ‘you’ and not have to worry about online it.
You could go on a ‘cyber holiday’ where you don’t go on any social networks for a set amount of time. It might be a few days or it could be a week. It’s up to you. You could tell everyone that you won’t be going online for a while. Or, if you prefer, you don’t have to announce it. You can just take a break for a while. It might be difficult, but it could help break the cycle of bullying until you feel confident enough to go back on.
Why not set yourself a small goal? Like instead of refreshing your profile every 5 minutes try something you enjoy. Do whatever helps you feel on top.
Try writing down your worries and keeping them in a box. You can then have a set amount of time when you take them out and think about them. Make a deal with yourself to keep your worrying to this time only. The rest of the time try to enjoy being yourself.
Why not go to our message boards and suggest something yourself?