Bullying exists in different forms and you shouldn't confuse bullying for banter!
Physical bullying is when someone actually assaults you. This can include, punching, kicking, shoving, fighting, pushing, stealing and destroying personal belongings.
Verbal bullying is when words are used in a negative way, it includes being insulted, being teased, being put down or being shouted at by other people.
Cyber bullying is just as serious as face to face bullying. The only difference is that a cyber bully tries to hide behind the internet to avoid being caught.
how to get help
If you have questions about bullying or would like to speak to somebody, look at these links or search for local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always talk to your Public Health Nurse (School Health).
Find help in your local area
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.