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What can children who tell expect from adults?

Key statement

As the studies below have found, telling someone about being bullied does usually help. However, sometimes it can make little difference or it may even seem to make things worse.
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Comment

The clear message here is that telling someone usually helps - but not always. Children have a right to be told about this because it directly affects them. Adults should encourage children to talk to someone if they have a problem, but they must be honest and say that not all adults will know how to help. Children should be encouraged to discuss any possible action with the adult they choose to approach and to be prepared to disagree with the adult if he or she suggests doing something which might make the bullying worse.
(Andrew Mellor)
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