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Bullying can make you feel scared, upset, and embarrassed. Mencap have created some guidelines and top tips for young people with learning disabilities on bullying. If you experience bullying there are some things you can do:
- You shouldn’t have to deal with bullying on your own. You should talk about it to someone you trust like your parents, a friend or a carer as they can help you deal with it. Tell someone if you are being bullied. They can help you.
- You can talk to someone privately. Childline has a helpline where you can talk to people about bullying. Their telephone number is 0800 1111.
- You can report bullying to people who can help to stop it. This could be people like teachers or the police.
- If you are being cyberbullied, you should try not to reply to any messages you receive. It can make things worse by encouraging the bullies or upsetting you more. Never give out any personal details on the internet. This could be things like your address, age or phone number.
Mencap Direct is the easiest way for you to access advice and information about learning disability and find the right support and Mencap services in your area.
You can call us on 0808 808 1111, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Or email [email protected]