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  Children welcome text bullying crackdown
Updated 04 September 2002, 17.45

Teachers have been given clear rules by the Government on how to handle text bullying.

They've been told to help you keep a good record of any nasty messages you get.

And they'll be as tough on text bullies as they on any other bullies.

  So what are the new guidelines? Click here to find out

It's thought as many as one in four of you have been bullied using texts or e-mail.

Daniel, 14
And some of you've told Newsround how it happens.

"I was in my bedroom - and I got a text from someone saying they wanted to beat me up for something I didn't really do," said Daniel, 14.

At Daniel's school they get older pupils to mentor anyone who's been threatened on their phone, and try and find out who sent the message.

Text bullying is upsetting

Many of you have also emailed CBBC Newsround Online to tell us how horrible bullying feels.

"I have been bullied by text and e-mails. It is very upsetting," said Kimberly, 12, Berwick.

But several of you have sent in suggestions on how to avoid nasty texts.

"Be careful who you give your number to," said Jimmy, 11, from West Kilbride.

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