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Last Updated: Tuesday November 16 2010 15:05 GMT

Your top tips for beating the bullies

Celebs talk to Newsround about bullying

Tackling bullying is the focus of anti-bullying week, this week.

Being bullied at home, school or work can happen to anyone, including celebrities.

We've been asking celebrities about their experiences of bullies and how they dealt with it.

Now we'd like your top tips on beating the bullies.

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Your comments

"I think this video is really effective. I was bullied once and realised how much it hurts."

Ruby, 12, Cornwall, England

"I had some experience of bullying. It is hard, really hard, but in my opinion the best thing to do is SPEAK UP. Don't keep quiet because then the bully will just carry on. Try to ignore the person, show that you are grown up and if it carries on, tell someone. This is what I did very early on and it minimised the situation. Stay strong and remember, it isn't the end of the world- lots of people go through this."

Imaan, 10, London, England

"I would just walk off and tell a teacher."

Isaac, 11, Southampton, England

"I've never been bullied, but my best friend has. I stood up for her and got her to tell someone and within days it was sorted."

Katie, 13, Leicestershire, England

"Bullying is wrong. You should tell an adult and stay away from them. I was bullied and I stayed away and they never bullied me again."

Juan, 8, Lancashire, England

"Just don't show the bullies you're bothered then eventually they'll just leave you alone."

Sarah, 10, Sussex, England

"I didn't get bullied that much but I did get teased. You just have to ignore people or tell them to stop."

Grace, 8, Hampshire, England

"STICK UP FOR YOURSELF! It's hard, but the bully will realise that they were wasting your time and will stop!"

Georgia, 11, Yorkshire, England

"I would ignore them. If they still don't stop, I would tell a trusted person, such as a parent, teacher or friend."

Emily, 9, London, England

"My tips are just ignore them, but tell your mum, dad any family member."

Megan, 10, Belfast, N. Ireland

"I think you should stay out of their way and talk to someone such as your friend, mum, or even your teacher."

Lucy, 10, Newcastle, England

"Try to be assertive without being rude."

Ben 12, Staffordshire, England

"No one has the right to bully you. You are often bullied because you are shy and the weaker person at school. You must tell someone or anyone such as a parent, teacher, brother or sister. It will get sorted!"

Jacob, 11, Sussex, England

I say that if someone is bullying you, then you should act like it doesn't affect you when they see you. But after they've finished you MUST go and tell someone grown up that you trust 110%."

Ilham, 11, California, USA

"Tell the teacher as soon as possible!"

Louis, 12, Hampshire, England

"I would just walk away and tell someone."

Sophie, 10, Sussex, England

"I was bullied. Try to ignore it. If you don't show any emotions, the bully will soon get bored!"

Scott, 13, Ayrshire, Scotland

"I think you should just ignore it and if it keeps on happening tell someone you trust about it."

Vinny, 12, Somerset, England

"I know sometimes people are scared to tell the teacher. My top tip is to just tell them, it'll work! If it doesn't tell your head teacher! Then it'll definitely work!"

Patrick, 9, Hertfordshire, England

"I've been bullied and last year was the worst. I felt like the whole world was against me but I pulled through. My advice would be to ignore them and just think happy things, it's not always doom and gloom."

Rachael, 12, Leeds, England

"I was bullied once before and it was awful. You MUST tell someone about it - an adult you trust, preferably a teacher. They may not be able to help but at least someone else knows about it and it takes some of the weight off your shoulders!"

Clare, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"Try to ignore it. If you don't show any emotions, the bully will soon get bored!"

Michael, 11, Surrey, England

"Don't be afraid to say to your teacher or parents that you're being bullied, it's better telling them than getting the same thing every day."

Natalie, 11, Nottingham, England

"My top tip is to tell your parents and teachers and just ignore the bullies, let the adults sort it out."

Lauren, 10, Kent, England

"Make sure you are always with a group. Good luck, I got through it and I'm sure you can too!"

Simon, 12, London, England

"My friend was bullied, so I know what it feels like. Try not to cry or shout in front of the bully, this will only make matters worse."

Mark, 11, Manchester, England

"I have been a victim of bullying and all I can say is ignore it or try defending yourself. But most of all, tell someone. That's how my bullying stopped."

Zari, 11, Solihull, England

"Ignore them and tell them to leave you alone."

Cate, 13, West Sussex, England

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