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 1 helplines in Zimbabwe where you can get the support and understanding you deserve. These are some common experiences of people being bullied:
These are all ways in which bullies might try to boost their status at your expense, making you feel shamed, isolated and small. Yet, bullying in no way reflects who you truly are, what you’re capable of achieving, how you actually look, or how much you are valued by others.
The victims of bullying are always innocent, and bullying is never deserved. Although you may feel trapped, alone or incapable, there are people in Zimbabwe 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.