Sometimes it can be hard to get on with teachers, or others in authority. Unfortunately until you are 16, it can be hard to change much.
What you can do...
- Usually, your attitude to adults will influence their attitude to you, so even if you find it hard, try to stay polite and in control.
- If you are having real problems at school or elsewhere, talk to someone about it. This could be a friend, parent or guardian, older brother or sister, someone from your place of worship, a doctor or youth worker.
- If your problem is with a teacher it can be useful to talk to another teacher or if your school has a counsellor, try them.
- If it's with a boss, talk to someone else at work, maybe your boss's boss or someone else senior.
- Keep a diary to record what happens, it will help other people understand what is going on.
- If it's a problem at work, check to see if the company has a bullying policy and follow the actions described there.
More help and information
ChildLine - are available 24 hours a day on 0800 1111 and are happy to talk to you about any bullying problems.
Acas Helpline - free and impartial advice for employees. Call 08457 47 47 Monday to Friday 8 am til 8 pm and Saturday 9 am til 1 pm.