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Dealing with physical bullying

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

What is physical bullying?

Physical bullying is the persistent harassment of someone that involves making physical contact with them through hitting, tripping, punching, kicking or damaging their property.


How can a young person deal with physical bullying?

The young person should:

  • Tell someone what has been happening - this could be a parent/guardian, a friend, a teacher in school.

  • Try to stand up for themselves as much as possible by ignoring the bully, not responding to them and not giving them any attention.

  • Think about not being on their own when they know the bully is about.

  • Consider contacting the police about the incidents

  • Consider talking to someone at an organisation that can give advice and help with the bullying experience such as:

- Bully Busters

- ChildLine

- Kidpower

- Lifeline

- Samaritans


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