Tonight, AbPhab members talked about bullying. This report is by Hayley, Georgina, Shannon and Shane.
Many young people worry about being bullied.
Some people are worry because they have been bullied and they think it could happen again.
Some people worry because their friends have been bullied or they have heard stories about bullying.
Bullying affects everyone: parents, carers, children, teenagers, young people and older people.
Bullying stops people from enjoying school or college or work. It stops people from taking part in activities which make life fun and rewarding.
Young people with disabilities or special educational needs are more likely to be bullied than other children. This means that thousands of young people are not getting the education they need. They are not getting the chance to reach their potential. This is terrible for young people and their families.
Who can stop and prevent bullying? You can.
You can stop bullying along with the help of your teacher, parents or carers and your community.
Everyone needs to take responsibility.
Educate yourself about disability.
Educate others about disability.
Remember you have a right to be safe.
There are some really good organisations who can help you make a difference and stop bullying.