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If you see someone being bullied and you don't do anything to help them then it will just continue and may get worse. Read our advice on how you can help stop the bullying. People who are being bullied can feel really distressed and it can have a serious impact on their life and health. In very serious cases bullying could lead to self harming, or even suicidal thoughts. Often other people at school don't realise the effect that bullying has when it goes on day in day out.
Bullying can be so upsetting and cause such distress that people may need to seek help from a doctor. Bullying can sometimes lead to self harm or eating disorders, particularly if the bullying is focussed on their appearance. In some cases bullying can also lead to suicidal thoughts.
There are usually quite a lot of pointers that someone is being bullied and if you see or hear any of them you're in a good position to help.
If so then you already know someone who is being bullied.
You might be afraid that if you do something about it, the bully might pick on you next but there are lots of things you can do to help.
If you tell a teacher what has happened then the bully shouldn't find out that you've done that. The teacher should be able to quietly alert other teachers and keep an eye on the situation so that the bully is caught red handed and has only themselves to blame.
If you see someone being bullied they're probably very upset so make sure they know that you and your friends don't like what is going on and ask them to join your group.