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Sometimes life can be made difficult because of bullying.
If you feel you are being picked on, hurt of teased because of who you are, this can affect your mood, and affect how you live your life. We all have a responsibility to ensure that everyone is able to live their life without fear of being teased or harmed.
Being picked on or bullied because of your age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or because you are transgendered or for any other reason can be classed as a hate incident or a hate crime.
People that are being bullied often feel as though they are alone and not strong enough to stand up to the bullies. Everyone can make a difference by not accepting bullying.
Three actions we can all take:
If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.
Have you seen this film made by young people about bullying?
Check out this short film which highlights ways in which we can all support hate crime victims without putting ourselves at any risk.
Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.
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