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Should bullies be punished or helped?

Should bullies be punished or helped ? Newsround asks its viewers to decide.Newsround

Newsround knows it can be really difficult if you're being bullied at school or online.

Lots of you have told us it's one of the biggest worries you have.

A special programme on CBBC called: "Bullying - The Newsround Debate" has been made to get viewers to share their experiences, as part of anti-bullying week.

We wanted to find out what you think is the best way to stop bullying.

What do you think?

We asked if you ever have any sympathy for bullies, or think about what problems they may have at home?

Do you think bullies need to understand how their words or behaviour can be upsetting or hurtful?

Our audience of 100 children voted on our big question, "Is it more important to punish or to help a bully?"

To help them decide, we heard from two girls who've dealt with their bullies in very different ways.

14 year old Kia told us she is not happy with the way her bullying was handled.

Kia's story...

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Should bullies be helped or punished? The Newsround debate asks kids to decide.

15-year-old Sundas was helped by her teachers to meet her bullies face to face and she was happy with the result. Hear her story.

Sundas' story...

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Newsround's bullying debate asks if it's more important to punish or help a bully?

Remember if you're being bullied NOW - speak up, the quicker you ask for help… the quicker it can stop.

If you need support or help to deal with bullying CBBC has lots of information.