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Have you ever watched bullying?

Boy being bullied

Have ever seen someone else get bullied? How did it make you feel?

Newsround has made a special programme all about what it's like to be around bullying, but do nothing about it.

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In the show we see 11-year-old Jack do nothing while his friend Liam is bullied at school.

So have you ever been in a similar situation? Have you let a friend get picked on without saying anything? Or maybe you feel you have been bullied and your friends haven't helped you.

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"I saw people calling someone names and even though I do not like the person at all, I came up to the bullies and told them to back off and they did!"

Emmi, 12, Prague, Czech Republic

"When I saw my best mate being bullied it made me feel sad and I walked over to her and comforted her. After I took her to a teacher to get it sorted out. They never bullied her again."

Georgia, 12, Crewe, England

"I think that bullying should stop, it's not very nice and you could be unhappy for ages!"

Olivia, 9, UK

"I was at school when suddenly all these boys started picking and bullying me. My best friend Sam could not do anything about it because he was scared he would get picked because he is a bit small."

Shazeb, 13, Coventry, England

"I have never personally been bullied. But a girl in my year has been I am afraid that if I stick up for her I will get bullied too."

Sarah, 12, Maidstone, England

"Bullying is horrible it's happened to me all my life I get so upset. I even cry in lessons but it still goes on!"

Daniel, 12, Yorkshire, England

"It's perfectly easy to end bullying without adults. Just ignore them. When they don't get the reaction they're looking for, they'll move on."

Chris, 13, Liverpool, England

"I think bullying affects the people's lives and puts them down and gives them doubts about themselves."

Caitlin, 11, Birmingham, England

"Well there is one girl and she is being pushed, her items getting stolen and she is being called names. I find her items, am a good friend to her, and thinks she's beautiful."

Freya, 8, London, England

I always Feel sorry for her, but i don't know who to talk to.

"I was bullied and I still am. I normally go home and cry, I don't tell anyone. Watching Whose Side Are You On really helped me to understand what to do."

Amy, 10, West Sussex, England

"I have watched many people bully my friend."

Lauren, 10, London, England

"I think bullying is absolutely horrific and I don't know why they do it! If everyone looked at Newsround or knew how to deal with bullying then we wouldn't have all of the problems!"

Emma, 10, Bedfordshire, England

"I think that if someone is a bully and they are bullying you it means that they are jealous of you or something that you have got. They do it to be popular."

Hayley, 10, Worcester, England

"I saw a person get bullied because they were Chinese."

N/a, 10, England

"When I was in 9A a girl was new and she could not speak proper English so people often thought she was saying things about her .They were older than me and could hurt people as they did before so I just left her alone."

Sofia, 11, London, England

"If I see someone being bullied I tell the bully to stop then I help the person who was being bullied. My advice is STOP BULLYING."

Lucy, 11, London, England

"Our school is supposed to have a non-bullying policy which everybody's to abide by. But I have seen some serious cases of bullying. Recently a girl gang in our school started to target my best-friend! They've been calling her vile names through social networking sites! I feel this is cyber bullying and my friend is keeping it to herself. She doesn't want to tell anybody because she feels intimidated. Seeing my friend being bullied makes me feel horrible!"

Laura, 12, West Midlands, England

"Yep. I've had hate websites set up, people threatening me, etc. They're not worth it."

Heather, 13, Yorkshire, England

"A girl at my school got bullied because the bullies thought she had hair like a haystack. They teased her in front of everyone so the poor girl got really embarrassed. This went on for a year and a half. Then she told her parents and they told the teacher and she sorted it out."

Emily, 10, Cheshire, England

"Yes I have seen bullying and it is devastating. I saw my friend get bullied and I didn't do anything. I just watched. I didn't help or anything. I felt really guilty for days."

Kayleigh, 10, Shropshire, England

"I've never seen any bullying but I've been bullied when I've been at a horse school it's not just schools that people get bullied from, it's different places too."

Annabel, 9, Cheshire, England

"I think I am being bullied, because a girl at school keeps saying nasty things and thinking she's better than me. To make it all worse in our maths lesson she wants to be my friend and help me. My teacher keeps asking me if I'm okay but I keep saying I'm fine because I want to let it go a bit further. What should I do?"

Nieve, 9, Cleveland, England

"I was bullied once, it happened for about two weeks, I used to come home and just run up to my bedroom. I never told my mum but I finally told my teacher and after that everything was okay!! So if you're being bullied tell someone."

Gracie, 11, Doncaster, England

"Bullying is so wrong, This boy I know bullies somebody else just because he was jealous. I hate bullying and would definitely stand up for myself if I was getting bullied. By the way if you're getting bullied tell your headmaster."

Josh, 13, UK

"I have been a bit bullied at school because sometimes I get called names like lazy and stupid."

Millie, 10, East Sussex, England

"Bullying is terrible. The programme Who's Side Are You On? really bought me to my senses and made me realise how bad bullying can actually be. Something should be done about it."

Eve, 10, England

"I was bullied when I was younger because I had glasses. But now I'm friends with them and they don't bully me anymore!"

Sarah-Ann, 12, Scotland

"Yes! It was horrible, I tried to stop it by telling the teacher, which worked!"

Anon, 10, London, England

"I've seen it a lot but I always help the children who are victim."

Sybrand, 11, Netherlands

"I would always stand up to bullies because even though they make you feel miserable you need to tell someone. It will make everything so much better. It makes me feel sad but yes I have watched people getting bullied."

Jane, 13, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think bullying is not fair at all. The Newsround Special was very interesting and quite sad because the boy did not listen to his friend."

Mollie, 10, North Berwick, Scotland

"One year ago I was bullied but thanks to my friend William I don't get bullied anymore. It makes you feel like you don't want to go in to school but I got through it. I told my dad and he phoned the school. I haven't been bullied since."

Adam, 12, England

"When I was about nine years old, my parents sent me to a private school in Denmark. I was bullied because I was vulnerable and sort of a geek but now I know I should show people that I'm CONFIDENT!"

Jasmine, 13, Liverpool, England

"Yes I have seen someone being bullies and it was not fair. It was just because he would not pass the ball so they hit him and stole the ball."

Keaten, 10, Wales

"I think the Newsround Special is very good because it explains what to do and what not to do when somebody is getting bullied."

Keir, 10, North Berwick, Scotland

"I have been bullied by my friends and I think I have been racially bullied as well."

Rosie, 10, Birmingham, England

"I think people should stand up to bullies. They just do it to get attention."

Patricia, 11, London, England

"I have seen someone get bullied in school and I don't think it nice thing because it hurts people's feelings."

Jessica, 11, London, England

"I saw my friend been punched but I was too scared to help him. Now I feel so horrible."

Matthew, 9, Middlesex, England

"I've been bullied it's not nice but you have to stick up for yourself."

Lisa, 11, Wales

"I see lots of people getting bullied but I don't help them, I only help my friends when they get bullied. I wish I could help everyone. I do try my best to make sure no bullying goes on."

Tom, 12, Lancashire, England

"I was bullied for having ginger hair, they called me horrible names. You should always tell someone I didn't and it just got worse. I finally told my best friend and she helped me and the bullying stopped."

Martha, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I was bullied for having ginger hair. They called me horrible names. You should always tell someone. I didn't and it just got worse. I finally told my best friend and she helped me and the bullying stopped."

Martha, 13, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I have watched it happen and it is scary. Once I have been bullied about my skin colour."

Timo, 12, Bournemouth, England

"I think it's not nice to be picked on because people laugh at you. I know how it feels because I have been picked on because of my eyebrows people call me one eyebrow and monobrow and it's just plain mean."

Priya, 10, Bristol, England

"Once all the boys were asking girls out to a Christmas dance, and then a boy asked me out, although everybody thought this boy was weird. Then I kept getting notes in my desk saying mean things about us."

Scarlet, 12, Colchester, England

"I have never been bullied or even called names. People don't target me. I have never watched bullying but if I had and my friend got bullied, I would stick up for my friend."

Georgina, 12, UK

"I think bullying is a really horrible thing, all of my friends have been bullied and it wasn't nice to see. I wish people who have been bullied stood up to them and told them 'enough' and that the people who are bullying the people learn from their mistakes."

Jodie, 10, England

"I was the one getting bullied! That's why I started home-schooling and now all my problems are over!"

Suzanne, 14, Hertfordshire, England

"If you're getting bullied stand up for yourself, tell a teacher and explain your feelings. That's what I did and now I can stand up to bullies myself and help others."

Olivia, 13, Wales

"I was bullied in my junior school from Year 3 to 6. I was really scared, but my advice is to stand up to them! I bet you're thinking that everyone says it and how do you do it, well be yourself and stand up. GO ON GIVE IT A TRY!"

Zachary, 11, East Sussex, England

"Yes. It is really sad how people can think like that. Treat others how you would want to be treated."

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"Yes I've watched bullying and I felt really guilty that I didn't do anything about it. I have been bullied myself, and I felt really sorry for the kid!"

Kimberley, 13, Scotland

"I used to get bullied as well as my friend but I found out that I'm not the only one so I stood up to the bullies and now I'm okay."

Joshua, 10, Lincoln, England

"I've never been bullied, but people who do it are horrible."

Rebecca, 10, Scotland

"Somebody I know once called me names on a chat room. I think it was because she made people do what she wanted to, and I wasn't happy with being bossed around, so was different. She called me brat and some swear words. I think this is cyberbullying, my parents know and I ignore it. So should everyone because they will do it more if you let it get to you."

Laura, 11, Preston, England

"When I was bullied, my friends did not stick up for me. At first I felt hurt but then they explained they didn't want to be bullied themselves. I told my mum and it soon stopped."

Kelsie, 12, Manchester, England

"I've only admitted this once before. I was on my way out of school when I saw a gang of famous bullies crowded round a boy on the floor who was crying. They stared at me and I kept walking and kept the whole thing secret. I FOREVER REGRET NOT SAYING ANYTHING! So word of advice: see it, say it. Don't let the bullies take over."

Emma, 11, West Sussex, England

"I saw a girl in my class getting bullied by some group of girls cause she didn't know English. They were always saying bad stuff because they knew she didn't understand and wouldn't snitch. I told an adult and I personally told them to leave her and she made a lot of good friends now."

Amina, 14, London, England

"I don't get properly bullied, but there are people in my year who are just really annoying and they're constantly nicking my stuff, and flicking the catch on my bag so it ends up dangling round my ankles and tripping me up. It's not big stuff, but it happens constantly and it really gets to me and adds up to make me feel horrible. I think it's cause I'm a bit of a geek, and also because I have quite an English accent and everyone at school is English, so they think it's posh. I'm also really skinny, so I get called anorexic even though I'm not."

Caitlin, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I was bullied a long time ago and now I have spoken to my teacher everyone is almost nice to me."

Rachel, 9, Oldham, England

"Bullying is a horrible experience and it is not one that you would like to go through if you have not yet. You can be bullied for the slightest of things from your hair colour or skin colour to the family or people you live with and it's not right. Help to stop bullying now."

Lauren, 14, Birmingham, England

"Like in your programme, my friend was being bullied and I did not tell anyone because I was afraid the bullies would pick on me. But you should always tell someone because they can help. My teacher eventually found out and sorted it out, but it took a long time!"

Chelsea, 11, London, England

"I was in Year 4 and I was getting bullied, I was sad for about two weeks then I decided that I didn't like being bullied so I went to the teacher and told them about the boy who was bullying me. They sorted things out for me and now in Year 5 my life is OK thanks to all the teachers who helped me. I would like to say if you are getting bullied just go and tell an adult or your friends so things get sorted out."

Jade, 9, Norfolk, England

"I saw my best friend being bullied. She told me not to tell anyone. I felt devastated!"

Kruti, 11, Leicestershire, England

"When I was in reception I made friends with a boy and we've been friends ever since but when I was in Year 3 we got picked on, everyone said we were boyfriend and girlfriend when we were really good friends. It carried on and on and it affected my friend, he started shouting and he became so miserable. It's now like he's a different person. I found it hard to concentrate because I was worried."

Katie, 10, Manchester, England

"I have been bullied before so I knew what it felt like. I went and helped to sort it out then me and my friend went and told the head teacher and she got told off."

Lily, 9, East Sussex, England

"I was bullied at school and no one stood up for me as I was bullied in a deserted place. I stood up to him and he never bullied me again. You should always tell someone about what's happening, don't be scared, you'll be bullied more!"

Razir, 8, London, England

"I have been bullied quite a lot but I have been helped by my mates and helped by my family."

Abigail, 11, Lancashire, England

"Bullying is just terrible if you're the victim. However, the person who bullies you will lead an awful life, being dead inside, no matter how successful they may be."

Anna, 13, Scotland

"I saw a really close friend be bullied because of the clothes she wore. It was horrible, she would cry nearly everyday."

Rachel, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I saw it today. My friend bullying another friend. I told her to stop and she did after ages."

Hollie, 11, Wales

"Why? Why be bullies? I was bullied but then I told everyone and everyone was on my side. I refuse to help bullies if they get hurt."

Jess, 13, Bolton, England

"It makes you feel really sick and hurt and you want to help them."

Lewis, 10, Burnley, England

"I think that it's just sad that people get bullied and I think that it should stop NOW. It is really sad to watch people get hurt. I personally have been bullied by a person (names not mentioned) and it was because I was underweight and skinny. In the end I stood up for myself and put a stop to it."

Louise, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think bullying is really bad. I have seen someone get bullied and I have stopped it."

Lydia, 9, London, England

"I've never been in a situation like that. No one ever picks on my friends they have to get past me first."

Charlotte, 14, Melton Mowbray, England

"I think bullying should stop, like calling names, it gets really ridiculous, this is a friendly world."

Fatima, 9, Leicester, England

"I really think that people shouldn't bully other kids, especially young ones. Also there should be grown-ups watching or teachers to stop it."

Max, 11, Surrey, England

"I have seen it and did not like it so I got in there and told them to back off and me and the victim told the teachers and became best friends, she has also helped me out when I got bullied."

Layla, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"I have helped a boy from my school, I felt good about it."

Footynut21, 11, Scotland

"I saw this Year 6 boy bullying a Year 2 boy. He put bark down the boy's back and threw him on the floor. He got in to trouble but he still kept bullying people."

Alex, 9, Kent, England

"I've seen loads of kids being bullied. It's horrible, disgusting and really upsetting and I feel really guilty for not standing up to some of those bullies too."

Hayley, 14, Birmingham, England

"At school I get bullied because of my last name. Sometimes teachers can do the same."

Harry, 11, Kent, England

"I have watched somebody being bullied, it was horrible so me and my friend went to our local school policeman and he sorted it all out. Also I've been bullied too and I think bullying is dead wrong."

Leitia, 12, London, England

"I have been bullied myself and it's not very nice. I didn't tell an adult, but it stopped. Someone must have seen me being bullied and told a teacher. I don't know who told the teacher but if I did know, I would thank them a lot."

Keelin, 9, London, England

"I was bullied a long time ago and now I have spoken to my teacher everyone is almost nice to me."

Rachel, 9, Oldham, England

"I have watched some bullying with my friends. We went to tell a teacher straight away because a boy was bullying my friend."

Mollie, 9, Sheffield, England

"If I see bullying I normally stick up for the person who is getting hurt as I have been bullied and I know how it feels."

Colette, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I have a friend that was bullied so I told the teacher and then they stopped."

Jake, 10, France

"I really learned a lot from it. I'm not being bullied, nor are my friends, but if they ever are bullied, I'll be right at their side! Thank you."

Francesica, 11, Scotland

"I didn't want to help because I knew I could get bullied, but I took a risk! I stood up to the bully and she was so scared she ran off! I got chosen for the schools bully expert!!!"

Jacey, 12, London

"I was bullied at junior school, I think it was becuase of my religion."

Tasminder, 12

"I have been bullied and I was upset and I stopped thinking and doing homework and doing my work. In the end I told my mum and she came in to school and it went OK and all my friends stuck by me when I was getting bullied. Now I am OK."

Lauren, 12, Sheffield, England

"I saw a really close friend getting bullied because of the clothes she wore. It was horrible - she would cry nearly everyday."

Rachel, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I've seen my friend being bullied and I stopped it from happening again."

James, 10, Wrexham, Wales

"I have seen people get bullied nearly everyday. I know the children who get bullied and I know the bullies. Sometimes I am scared to stand up for my friend but I have to. I know the bully because he bullies me, not at play or lunch but when I finish school and wait for the bus."

Mantas, 11, Dagenham, England

"We watched a cyberbullying video in school and it was really sad I never knew that text and chat rooms could bully you ! :("

Abi, 11, Barry, Wales

"I've been bullied in the past and I moved school because of it. What happened was my so-called friends kept on bullying and bullying me and eventually I told my mom. But it still got worse so I had to move school."

Colette, 9, Birmingham

"I used to get bullied all the time. I moved schools and now my friend gets bullied. I told her not to worry and I told bullies to stop it and she told a responsible adult and now she's OK at school."

Chantelle, 12, Bicester, England

"I have been bullied like Patsy Palmer because I have ginger hair and being bullied makes you feel small and is just horrible."

Archie, 12, Milton Keynes

"This is serious if the bullies hurt you tell a grown-up!!!"

Isabella, 8, Ascot, England

"It makes me sad but if someone was bulling you and there was no one there apart from you and them could you fight back."

Tayla, 9, Cruden bay, Scotland

"I think it's really hurtful and frightening. I have been bullied in the past but u have to tell someone otherwise it gets worse."

Sarah, 14, Nottingham, England

"If someone bullies you then one, tell your teacher or parents two, ignore them."

Yathusan, 8, Harrow, London

"Yes, and it's horrible. I've been bullied myself."

Katie, 13, Calne, England

"I have been bullied in the past and I told my friend and he told me to tell the teacher. I didn't want to because I was scared but I finally did and they stopped it all! So don't keep it in - tell someone!"

Jack, 13, Castleford, England

"We all ready now about cyberbulling."

Amy, 7, Livingston, Scotland

"It's horrid watching somebody get bullied - I don't want to see it again."

Beckie-Jane, 10, Enfield, England

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