This week marks Anti-Bullying Week, a time to encourage others to speak out about any troubles they may be going through and to raise awareness of what people of all ages, sexes, races and backgrounds go through on a daily basis.
As you’d expect, a bunch of YouTubers and celebrities have been backing the campaign – including Em Ford and Jack and Dean.
Over the years, a ton of our faves have shared their personal stories about bullying they’ve experienced and how they got through it, as well as offering amazing advice. If you’re struggling, we’ve rounded up the best advice out there from your YouTube faves.
A subject Marcus touches on a lot in his book is his experience of being bullied during his school years. In this video Marcus encourages his subscribers to have a lot of self-belief and say FU to the people who try to put you down.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie gives spot-on advice including the fact it’s important not to retaliate: “The moment you start hurling abuse back, you sink to their level. If you maintain the moral high ground, you’re untouchable up here”. Wise words.
On the Nightmare High channel, Phil talks about his experiences of starting a new school and being bullied for his hair colour (“Look! He has a highlighter for a face”). Equally, the fact Phil was a hamster breeder also made him stand out and resulted in him being called names. Sad times. In this video Phil encourages viewers to ignore the labels placed on them throughout school and just be the person you want to be- aww!
Being on YouTube is hard, especially when you have to deal with a bunch of hate comments on a daily basis. Joey addresses dealing with hate on social media, how to beat the bullies in school and how to remain strong throughout everything.
Grace F Victory
Whilst Grace’s video is directly linked to bullying, she does give some wonderful advice about staying positive and keeping upbeat. If you’re being bullied, it can be incredibly hard to lift yourself up and keep holding your head high but Grace explains why it’s so important to stay strong.
Riyadh’s video went viral earlier this year when, after many years, he finally confronted his childhood bully. In the video, Riyadh talks to the guy about how much he hurt him. Showing that you can move on and become stronger as a person, this video is a must-watch.
If you’re struggling with bullying, you can seek help from a number of sources including DitchTheLabel.