WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE BULLIED?
Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. 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. Stay away from places where bullying usually happens.
Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around. Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying. USE THE HIGH FIVE!
KIDS WHO OBSERVE
What do you usually do when you see a student being bullied? 38%
Nothing, because it’s
none of my business
I don’t do anything, but
I think I should help
I try to help him or her
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN BULLYING!
Most studies find that boys bully more than do girls
Boys report being bullied by boys; girls report being bullied by boys and girls Boys are more likely than girls to be physically bullied by their peers Girls are more likely to be bullied through rumor-spreading, comments, social exclusion THE EFFECTS OF BULLYING!
ON THE VICTIM:
Depression / sadness
Unable to sleep / having nightmares
Performing badly at school / work
Not attending school
Loss in appetite
Loss in self-esteem
ON THE BULLY:
Feel disconnected from school
Get into fights
Drop out of school early
Abuse alcohol and other drugs
HOW TO PREVENT BULLYING!
Try to bring your self esteem high and attempt to be courageous and brave Stand up to bullies
Encourage yourself and your friends to tell a trusted teacher or parent if they are bullied Be kind to the child
(even if they are not your friend) being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school,...
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