others the way you want to be treated.
you are the person being bullied (the target) you can:
- Tell the bully to stop (make sure you
don't act or sound
like a bully when you do this)
- Walk away - this takes lots of courage
(watch out for
bullytraps, like calling you a "baby" or a "wuss",
bully will set to try and get you to stay)
- Ignore the bully - this does not work
all of the time, but
it works some of the time
- Get help!!!!! Talk to an adult you trust,
and if they don't
help you, talk to someone else. Remember, the bully is
counting on you being afraid to get help or feeling like
If you are the person watching (the bystander):
- You can tell the bully to stop- or help
the target tell the bully to stop
- You can walk away with the target- this
shows the target you are on their side and not the bully's.
- Don't encourage the bully by giggling
or just standing there watching
Get help- ask the target what they want to do
If you are the bully you can:
- Stop and think; how would I feel if
someone did this to me?
- Not feel like you have to be mean to
certain kids so that you can be friends with others. If
they are really friends they won't expect you to do something
that is hurtful and mean and that just might get you in
trouble. Find some new friends that know how to have fun
without hurting other people.
- Get help - talk to a friend or an adult
about how you are feeling. If you are angry, try talking
it out before you say or do hurtful things to someone else.
Remember, you are setting an example for
other kids. Someone who you don't even know that well might
be watching you and thinking bullying is an OK thing to do.
Show them that it's not OK to bully!
For more stuff on bullying check
out this web site www.Bullying.org