Let’s Stop Bullying :: Tips For Youth
Remember that being bullied is not your fault, and there’s nothing wrong with you – no one deserves to be bullied!
Bullying isn’t just physical violence – threatening someone, laughing at them, taunting them, starting nasty rumors about them or not letting them hang out with you or your friends is all bullying.
Tell an adult you trust if you are being bullied, or someone else is. Keep telling someone until you get help.
If the bullying is making you afraid or very upset, have a teacher or an adult help you with a safety plan. You may have to change your route home, or avoid being where the bully is, until the problem is solved. Don’t think of it as acting scared – think of it as acting smart.
Refuse to go along with bully – bystanders who laugh, agree or cheer only to encourage the bully’s bad behaviour. Instead, take the victim’s side, if you feel safe doing so, and tell the bully to stop. Report what you see or hear to an adult.
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