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Bullying Prevention


What Is Bullying?

Bullying is an intentional, harmful act done by an individual or group meant to inflict physical and/or emotional pain in another person(s).



What are the Types of Bullying?
  1. Physical - Hitting, kicking, etc./ more commonly used by boys than girls.
  2. Verbal - Taunting (not teasing), using words to hurt; most common from of bullying.
  3. Relational - Excluding from a group, includes rumors; more commonly used among girls than boys.
  4. Cyber - Use of electronic devices to intimidate, put-down, spread rumors, etc.


Ways To Stop A Bully
  1. Avoid the bully. Avoid places you know he/she will be.
  2. Ignore the bully. Walk away; bullies want a reaction. Don't give them one.
  3. Be confident, not aggressive. Use a firm voice to tell the bully to "Stop".
  4. Practice - work with a friend or adult to practice how to best handle a confrontation.
  5. Hang with friends who will stand by you. Join school activities to make more friends. 
  6. Stand up for your friends if they are bullied.
  7. Believe in yourself. Good self-esteem helps you cope with bullies.
  8. Distract the bully by changing the subject or making a joke.
  9. Don't bully back. Fighting back will likely get you into trouble.
  10. Never blame yourself for being bullied...it's not your fault!
  11. Remain calm. Self-control gives you power.
  12. Tell a friend or trusted adult.


Bullying Prevention Links
http://www.stopbullying.gov/
http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories