I'm worried about getting bullied on the way home. Can the teachers help me even if it's not happening in school?
If the bullies are in uniform, then their school should be informed so they can talk about this in assembly as it does not reflect well on the school concerned. If it is happening on a school bus, the school can talk to the driver and if necessary prevent the bullies from using the school bus if it continues. If you do not know which school the bullies are from, then your parents can inform the Community Liaison Officer at your local police station. They may keep an eye on the areas you mention and caution the children concerned. Remember not to suffer in silence as there are things you can do with adult help, otherwise the bullies will continue their actions.
One of my friends is bullying someone else in my class. I think it's wrong but if I stand up to him I'm afraid he won't be my friend anymore. What should I do?
Tell your friend that you do not like how they are treating the person in your class. If they continue the behaviour, tell a teacher in confidence as it needs to stop and bullying can be discussed as a class issue in citizenship lessons. This way you do not need to reveal how the teacher knows about the bullying. Consider making other new friends if the bully tries to influence you to behave badly as this is not friendship. Show kindness to the person being bullied as they need to know other people care about what is happening.
I get sent nasty emails and text messages from people at school. What can I do to stop them?
Never respond to nasty emails or text messages. Just as with other forms of bullying, it is best to give the bullies no reaction, so that they get bored enough to stop choosing you as the victim. Your mobile service provider will have a telephone number you can ring to report abusive messages to. This also applies to emails, and there are ways you can filter emails, so that you can delete them before reading them. If the situation becomes serious, save some of the messages so that you can keep them as evidence, should you need to take the matter further. As you know the senders are people at school, tell your parents and teacher, so that it can be stopped.