I feel like some people think that bullying can only happen to a certain type of person and that is totally wrong. Bullying can happen to anyone and it can be very scary.
The worst thing you can thing is that its your own fault, its not and nobody deserves to be bullied. It can make you feel alone and isolated but you're not, reach out and talk to someone about it. It can be hard to remember the positive things about yourself when people are only pointing out the worst, just remember all the things you're good at. You're a valuable person.
Surround yourself with people who love and care for you, it will help boost your confidence and make you feel good. Friends never fail to make you smile.
I know about the whole "bullies are going through a hard time and that's why they bully" sometimes is hard to believe, happy people don't need to make others feel down to feel happy its the bullies with the problem.
One thing that I thinks important is not to fight them back. Don't stoop down to their level. Get out of the situation and tell someone.
If its cyber bullying don't reply to the nasty comment, screenshot them for evidence to show someone.
If you're being bullied you need to tell someone, you don't deserve it and you can put an end to it.
You're not alone and its not your fault.
STOP Out Bullying is a really good site for advice and things to do. The link is here:
STOP Out Bullying
Telling somebody is super important and there's so many ways to do it, it could include:
Childline is a great support, I know everyone's thinking "Childline? That's for children" but it goes up to the age of 19 and has a great page on bullying here: bullying page
Remember- you are NOT alone and people care about you. Nobody deserves to be bullied, if you know someone that's being bullied reach out and help them, I'm sure you would want the same.
Personally i have been bullied from time to time, in many ways i think everyone has been through it or at least know a few people who has. Whether that's being bullied at school from name calling, or actually at work. I know many people associate bullying with just school children but it can happen to anyone at any age.
-Emily & Amy