How can I defend myself from bullies?

Twelve-year-old Arno called Child Helpline because he was being bullied at school...

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He explained his experiences in these words: “Nobody defends me in our class. There is nobody I can speak to about this because the kids at school have threatened me. It will just get worse.” The counsellor keenly listened to Arno and told him that the school has a duty to guarantee his safety, and together they developed a plan for the boy’s active and passive protection.