Bullies often bully because they are jealous and envious of others.
They may be jealous of your relationships with others, for being popular, your ability to make friends or because you have a loving family.
It may be envy of your talents and abilities at school or work, even your property, such as a nice pair of sports shoes or mobile telephone.
They may bully you because you appear different to them for instance your hair colour, religion or culture.
Whatever the reason someone is bullying you, remember that they often feel inadequate in themselves and, if you can, to try not to take it personally.
If you need to talk to someone, please use our need to talk pages. Trained Befrienders are there to listen to your problems in a caring and non-judgemental way. You can speak to them anonymously and in complete confidence.
The following links provide further information and support about bullying. If you need help or support, please click on the link marked "I need help".
Bullying Full Stop - Useful for tips on preventing bullying.