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3 TipsFor Dealing With Bullies

Document

Bullying is NOT OK. Write down/ record the incident. Note date, time, location and people involved.

Report

Go to your parents, your teachers and other adults that are in charge and let them know what’s going on

Ask For Help

Don’t hesitate to ask for help. You may not have the tools or authority to put a stop to bullying, but someone you know does

Resources For Dealing With Bullys

PacerThe PACER CENTER:
National Center for Bullying Prevention
Kids Against Bullying
Teens Against Bullying
Resources for Schools and Parents

WHAT IS A BULLY?

According to the Department of Justice:

Bullying has two key components: repeated harmful acts and an imbalance of power. It involves repeated physical, verbal, or psychological attacks or intimidation directed against a victim who cannot properly defend him- or herself because of size or strength, or because the victim is outnumbered or less psychologically resilient.

Bullying includes assault, tripping, intimidation, rumor-spreading and isolation, demands for money, destruction of property, theft of valued possessions, destruction of anothers work, and name-calling.

Olweus Bullying Prevention defines bullying this way:

“A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.”

This definition includes three important components:

1. Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions.
2. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time.
3. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.

Get more information about what a bully really is here.