Bullying – Part III: What Kids Can Do

If you are a kid and are being bullied, what can you do? And what can you do to make sure you aren’t a bully, too?

sad boyTreat everyone with respect:

  • Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
  • If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do.
  • Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others.
  • Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different.
  • If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. You will feel better.

What to do if you’re bullied:

  • Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice.
  • If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back.
  • Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.

Continued next week…

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