Wrexham AFC are supporting Anti-Bullying Week, and will be sharing a number of articles and videos across our official channels from today (Monday November 16) to Friday November 20.
First, why are we supporting this campaign? What is bullying?
Bullying affects lots of people and can happen anywhere: at school; travelling to and from school; in sporting teams; in friendship or family groups; or even in the workplace.
Bullying is usually defined as repeated behaviour, which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically. It is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, or any other aspect such as appearance of disability.
Bullying can take many forms, including but not limited to:
- Physical assault
- Social bullying
- Threatening behaviour
- Name calling/verbal abuse
- Cyber bullying
If you are being bullied at school, tell a friend, tell a teacher and tell your parents. It can be hard to do this so, if you don’t feel you can do it in person, it might be easier to write a note explaining how you feel. You could perhaps confide in someone outside the immediate family, like a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin and ask them to help you tell your parents what’s going on.
If you feel able to, please confide in a teacher you trust. You can ask a friend to come with you so you do not feel alone.
If you don’t feel you can do that, then speak to the school nurse. Don’t be tempted to respond to any bullying or hit back – you could get hurt or get yourself into trouble too.
Above all, please never be bullied into silence. You must always tell someone. You are not alone.
If you are affected by today’s articles and information, and would like support or more information, please make use of the following resources:
Wrexham AFC would like to thank all three organisations for their permission to use content from their websites and for supporting the club with this week-long campaign.