Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.
Teen 1: I’ve experienced bullying!
Teen 2: I’ve experienced bullying!
Teen 3: I’ve experienced bullying!
Teen 4: I’ve experienced bullying!
Teen 5: I’ve experienced bullying!
Teen 2: In school I was bullied because I looked different.
Teen 3: I was made fun of because I couldn’t run as fast as the other kids.
Teen 4: The people who bullied me were my friends.
Teen 5: But I was pushed and called names.
Teen 1: A girl in my class turned all my friends against me.
Teen 3: Being bullied made me feel kind of insignificant.
Teen 4: Horrible and sad and lonely.
Teen 2: Bad, like being myself was wrong.
Teen 1: It made me feel like no one liked me.
Teen 3: And it also made me feel really upset.
Teen 5: And made me question: why was it happening to me?
Teen 4: Are they saying this as a joke or are they saying this cos they really don’t like me? Do they really hate me?
Teen 3: And I felt like there was no way out.
Teen 1: And that I was completely alone, which wasn’t true.
Teen 4: In the end I told a teacher and I stopped hanging out with them.
Teen 5: I spoke to my parents.
Teen 3: Distancing myself from the bullies was probably the best decision that I’ve made.
Teen 4: Because I didn’t want their negative energy to affect me any more.
Teen 2: If you’re experiencing bullying ...
Teen 3: … or you know someone who is ...
Teen 1: … speak up.
Teen 4: Get support.
Teen 5: Don’t let it get locked up in here.
Teen 3: Surround yourself with friends and family.
Teen 2: People care about you.
Teen 1: Talk to a parent, teacher or trusted adult about how you are feeling.
Teen 5: And you’ll find once you tell, it’ll start to get better.
Teen 3: There’s loads more information about tackling bullying on the CBBC website.
Teen 1: What do we think about bullying, Cotton? Not much!
What did you think of the advice in the video?