Beatbullying is the UK's leading bullying prevention charity, creating a world where bullying, violence and harassment are unacceptable. Beatbullying empowers people to understand, recognise, and say no to bullying, violence and harassment by giving them the tools to transform their lives and the lives of their peers. Working with families, schools, and communities to understand the problem, campaign for change and provide a sustainable efficient and proven solution.
Beatbullying has gained significant recognition for it's anti-bullying work in schools and communities across the UK, working with more than 1.6 million children and young people since it's launch in 1999.
Beatbullying believes that bullying contradicts the basic British values of fair play, social justice, aspiration, opportunity, respect - it is something the whole nation must act collectively to eradicate, so we can really support the millions of young people who lie in bed at night terrified to go to school the next morning.
Young people who are being bullied at school are not able to make the most of themselves and their talents, because their ability to learn, to contribute, to be happy and just be a child, is undermined and sometimes lost forever by bullying.
The introduction of progressive bullying prevention programmes in the UK will reduce bullying, reduce truancy levels, increase attainment and reduce the incidents of racist and homophobic violence and abuse in our schools.
CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.
If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help. It doesn't matter how big or small you think the problem is, or whether you're being targeted online or offline, CyberMentors are here to listen and support you.
The best thing about it is that CyberMentors are young people too. It's never easy talking about bullying, and many young people have told us that they would prefer to speak to another young person if they could. That's why CyberMentors are young people like you, who have been trained and are volunteering their time online to help you. It's still important however, that you talk to your parents or teachers if you can.
You Shouldn’t feel ashamed about being bullied. It’s not your fault - but it is important that you get help.
No one deserves to be bullied!
Is there someone you feel comfortable talking to about what’s going on? Maybe a friend, someone at your school, someone you live with or just someone you trust.
When you’ve decided who to talk to, tell them what’s happening and how it’s making you feel. They might be able to tell you what you can do about it, or can help you decide what you want to do next.
If you can’t think of someone to talk to, you could call ChildLine on 0800 1111 to speak to an adult who is there to listen and help you think about what you can do.