Bullying affects children and adults at home, school, work and online, making victims feel trapped, isolated and alone. If you’ve ever been the victim of bullying, you need not suffer in silence. There are 6 helplines in Canada where you can get the support and understanding you deserve. These are some common experiences of people being bullied:
No matter how blatant or discrete, bullying can make you feel different, excluded and alone. Your feelings are shared and understood. Remember, bullies aren’t the boss. What bullies say or do will never reflect your worth in life, who you really are and your potential to succeed.
The victims of bullying are always innocent, and bullying is never deserved. Although you may feel trapped, alone or incapable, there are people in Canada who care and can provide you support. Helpline volunteers and counselors will offer you a listening ear and will work through difficult emotions with you.