Unfortunately it still exists and now that more communication is done online it has spread to the web too.
It can affect people of all ages and anyone can be a potential bully. There are many different types and it affects people in different ways including fear, depression, illness and stress.
Cyber bullying can sometimes be worse than face to face bullying as there is often no clue as to who is bullying you and from where:
When to report bullying to the police:
No matter how bad bullying can seem, it's often not a crime so even though you might the police should be involved it is often best dealt with by parents or teachers.
However, there are some types of bullying that are illegal and should be reported to us. For example where it involves:
Being bullied can feel like the worst thing in the world. You may feel alone or even think that you're responsible. You're not. The most important thing is not to keep it to yourself.
BullyingUK - you can find out about about bullying or download an app
ChildLine - for confidential support and advice. You can also call 0800 1111