How to Support Friends Being Bullied


Watching a friend being bullied can be really difficult, and it’s sometimes hard to know what to do about it. This video provides practical advice and answers the questions: What are the signs that someone may be being bullied? How do you help your friend? Should you tell someone? What if the bullies try to bully you?

In this interview Marina Joyce explains how she would support a friend whilst keeping herself safe. Covers face to face physical bullying, verbal bullying and cyberbullying.


This video provides guidance for a child who may not know what to do to help a friend who is being bullied. It gives useful pointers of when you could try to help and when you should back away.

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