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Fact Sheets about Bullying & Harassment

What to do if you are being bullied

There are many things you can do to stop bullying. Learn the facts on how you can try and work it out yourself or ask someone else to help.

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What to do if someone you know is being bullied

Learn what bullying is and what to do if you think someone is being bullied.

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Bystanders’ role in bullying

Being a bystander of bullying can actually be contributing to it. Learn what you can do to stop bullying.

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Cyberbullying

According to some estimates, more than one-third of American teens have experienced cyberbullying. Learn about what it is, how it makes you feel and how you can stop it.

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Bystanders role in cyberbullying

Research shows the majority of teens say their own reaction has been to ignore mean behavior when they see it on social media. Learn about being a bystander to cyberbullying and how you can stop it.

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Girl versus girl bullying?

Girl versus girl bullying is a form of relational aggression. Relational aggression is a type of aggression that harms a person’s social status, reputation, or relationship within a group of friends.

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Real Stories about Bullying & Harassment

My bullying experience

This is the story of a young man who recovered from constant bullying and the racial attacks of friends.

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From lying down to standing up

This is Maria's story of overcoming bullying by finding the strength to stand up for herself.

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Trapped

This is Marty's story about discovering her learning disability and overcoming the depression and bullying that came with it.

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Tough times

Here’s Ben’s story about how he coped with an unfair accusation.

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Why me?

This is Meg's story of learning to deal with being bullied and the depression that followed.

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There is good in everyone, you just have to find it

This is Megan's story of overcoming bullies with the help of friends and a bystander.

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Ever had a question you wanted to ask but felt too embarrassed or shy? 'Ask the Expert' is a safe space in the ReachOut Forums where you can ask professional experts all types of questions on an array of tough issues. Each month, a different issue is selected along with a different expert on that topic, like a psychologist, counselor, youth worker, or other type of specialist worker. Once questions are posted to the thread, experts will respond by the following week.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. That makes it the perfect time for you to seek help if you have ever been bullied, are currently being bullied, know someone that is, or find yourself bullying others. You're not alone. Join the forums to share your story, find support and get tips from others who have been through the same thing.