8 Ways to Help Beat Racism in Rights

Check out Childline's eight actions we can take to help combat racism.

1) Don’t take the abuse 

Everyone, no matter what their nationality or race, has a right to live happily and free from discrimination. 

2) Know you're not the one with the problem 

Remember you're not the one causing the trouble, you’ve done nothing wrong.

3) Tell someone 

Speak to your teachers, friends and family about what's going on, so that you can get their help and support. Speak up now before the problem takes over.

4) Keep evidence 

Keep a diary of what's been happening, to show others how it is affecting you and what support you need. Then, take action. You can do it!

5) Be prepared to speak out 

Be prepared to speak out and tell people just how it’s affecting your life and your well-being.

6) Keep safe and aware 

You can't spend your life looking over your shoulder, but it pays to be aware of dangers. Stick with groups of friends if you feel vulnerable.

7) Never give up! 

You might not be able to tackle racism by yourself. Seek out support and accept help where you can. Remember racism just isn't cool and no one should have to put up with it.

8) Get others involved 

You could start an anti-racism project or newsletter at your school or youth group  or set up a discussion group to talk about relevant issues andwhat you can do to help.

Need more information or support?

Why not try having a word with a ChildLine counsellor first to try out what you would like to say? Call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 (it’s confidential).