Bullying is when someone:
- keeps picking on you again and again and tries to make you feel bad
- says or does lots of mean things that upset you
- makes fun of you a lot
- tries to stop you from joining in or makes others not like you
- keeps hurting you, for example by hitting or punching you.
Bullying can also happen through a mobile phone or on the internet. This is called cyberbullying.
Sometimes you might have a fight or argument with someone. If it only happens once, that's not bullying even though it can be upsetting.
Bullying is not fair. It feels awful.
You have a right to feel safe.
If you don't feel safe, get help right now from your mum, dad, carer, teacher, or an adult who will listen to you.
© Bullying. No Way! (www.bullyingnoway.gov.au 2014, Queensland Department of Education / Australian Education Authorities)