Help Prevent Bullying
It takes courage to stand up to a bully – even if you’re not the one who is being attacked. Here are some effective actions that bystanders can to take to reduce bullying.
Know That You Have Power
Bystanders have power to stop bullying. Bullying is often a “group sport.” It can’t go on if others don’t join in.
If it’s safe, tell the person who is bullying to stop it. Make it clear that you don’t support what is happening.
If you don’t feel safe speaking up, walk away and encourage others to do the same.
Tell an Adult
Go to a parent, relative, teacher, counselor, principal or other trusted adult and tell them what’s happening to another child.
Befriend the student who is being bullied. Talk with them, sit with them at lunch or on the bus, walk home with them and hang out with them at recess. Encourage them to report what’s happening to them.