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Hi there,

Since I was eight I have been called names at school. I am now ten and I want this to stop.


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Dear V....

I was very sorry to read in your email that you've been bullied for such a long time. Like all types of bullying, name-calling is deeply unkind and hurtful. You shouldn't have to go through this. Please tell your parents and your teacher what's been going on and how it makes you feel. Together you can look at ways of stopping it. You don't have to go through this on your own. Adults should be taking this seriously and supporting you. Please believe that this is not your fault. What's happening is wrong and there can never be any excuse for it.

I'd also suggest that you contact ChildLine. It really can help to talk to someone about what's happening. The calls are free and they won't pass on your details unless you want them to. If you're in Scotland you could phone ChildLine Scotland's Bullying helpline which is open 3.30pm - 10pm Monday to Friday or weekends 2pm - 8pm, freephone 0800 44 1111. If you're outside Scotland or if you're in Scotland phoning after the hours above, you could contact Childline which has a 24 hour helpline on 0800 1111. If you'd prefer you could write to them and one of their counsellors will reply to your letter. You can write to ChildLine, Freepost, 45 Folgate Street, London E1 6GL.

I do hope you can talk to someone directly about this and get some support.

With my best wishes,

Anti-Bullying Network Adviser

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