Submitting your blog or vlog

This guide explains how to get started with a blog or vlog, what we're looking for and how to submit a blog or vlog. 

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Before you start, do remember that sharing very personal experiences can be hard. It's good to make sure you're feeling strong enough at the moment to do so. If you're not, it's fine to come back to this page later, when you're ready.

Tips on writing a blog

We want to publish blogs and vlogs which share peoples' real experiences of bullying, and which will help other people to reach out for help, and which challenge myths and raise awareness about bullying.

You might be a young person, someone who's been bullied at work, school or university, or a parent or carer.

When planning a blog, it can help to:

  • Think about a specific time in your life rather than talking more broadly about your life.
  • Is there a particular event or moment you'd like to talk about? What happened and how did it make you feel? 
  • Was there anybody, or anything, that helped you through that period? This might have been a friend, an adult, a colleague or even a place, such as a forum or organisation.
  • How are things for you now? 

We will...

  • Need to edit blogs for length or to make sure they're clear, so it's good to keep them under 600 words. If you're submitting a video, then it's best to keep them pretty short.
  • Publish your name, unless you ask us not to. It's fine to remain anonymous- just mention you'd like to when you submit your blog.
  • Let you know when we've published your blog by emailing you at the address you give us.

We can't...

  • Publish everything we receive. But you can always set up a blog on Wordpress or Tumblr and tweet us a link 
  • Publish anything which names anyone else, including a person or a school
  • Publish anything which gives detailed information or descriptions of self-harm or suicide. You can read more about why on the Time to Change website

If you need help

We're not able to offer email support, but you can call our helpline on 0808 800 2222.  If you need urgent help, call 999 or go to A&E. 

Ready to submit your blog? Use the form below.

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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