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 afraid to let someone know that you are being bullied. Other people can be a great help. If you are being bullied at school find a trusted teacher, school psychologist, guidance counselor, or administrator with whom you can speak. When possible ignore the bully. Ignoring can be helpful particularly for one time cases. Bullies are looking for a reaction from you and often lose interest if they are not given the satisfaction of making you feel upset.

Depending on how bad the bully is and as long as you aren’t feeling unsafe, frightened, or physically threatened then you might decide to try and work it out by yourself first. Try and remember that no matter how hard you try the bully might not be willing to change his or her behavior. At this point talking to someone else can be really helpful. Walk away from the bully when they try and approach you. Try and imagine that you are walking away from a friend. This can be a way of making sure your body language does not give away a sense of fear.

 

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