Pay attention

Pay attention

There are many warning signs that may point to a bullying problem such as unexplained injuries, lost or destroyed personal items, change in eating habits, and avoidance of school or other social situations. However every student may not exhibit warning signs or may go...
Remain calm

Remain calm

When you intervene refuse to argue with either student. Model the respectful behavior you expect from the students. First make sure everyone is safe and that no one needs immediate medical attention. Reassure the students involved as well as the bystanders. Explain to...
Hold bystanders accountable

Hold bystanders accountable

Bystanders provide bullies an audience and often actually encourage bullying. Explain that this type of behavior is wrong will not be tolerated and that they also have a right and a responsibility to stop bullying. Identify yourself as a caring adult that they can...
When you see something do something

When you see something do something

Intervene as soon as you even think there may be a problem between students. Don’t brush it off as kids are just being kids they will get over it. Some never do and it affects them for a lifetime. All questionable behavior should be addressed immediately to keep...

Suppotive Bystanders

V Just as we have human rights we also have responsibilities to respect and protect the rights of others. A supportive bystander will take action to protect the rights of others and use words and/or actions to help someone who is being bullied. If bystanders are...
Emotional bullying

Emotional bullying

Emotional bullying is when a person tries to get what they want by making others feel angry or afraid. It is something everyone remembers from their childhood. Emotional bullying can have negative effects on a persons mental health. Victims often feel shame, guilt,...
Usually there are witnesses to bullying

Usually there are witnesses to bullying

Frequently when bullying occurs other kids are present. Yet the common reaction for these bystanders is to simply stand by and do nothing. For this reason bullying prevention efforts should include ideas on how to empower bystanders to take action. Included in those...
Bullies come in all shapes and sizes

Bullies come in all shapes and sizes

Its a mistake to assume that all bullies are loners or have low self esteem. In fact thereĀ are at least six common types of bullies. While some bullies do suffer from self esteem issues there are others who bully because they feel entitled. Other kids bully because...
Are you being bullied?

Are you being bullied?

There are many things you can do if you are being bullied. Different strategies can work in different situations. You can try and work it out by yourself but if the bully doesn’t stop you might find it helpful to ask someone else for advice. Don’t be...

Bullying stops here

Don’t wait too long to ask for help. You might be tempted to let the bullying run its course instead of bringing attention to the problem, but if you do that the bully will get the message that there’s no penalty for putting someone else in danger....