What is Bullying?
Bullying is being mean to another kid over and over again. Examples of Bullying:
- Talking about hurting someone
- Spreading rumors
- Leaving kids out on purpose
- Attacking someone by hitting them or yelling at them
Kids Who Are Bullied Can Feel Like They Are:
Bullying Can Make A Kid:
- Sad, lonely, or nervous
- Feel sick
- Have problems at school
- Bully other kids
Why Kids Bully
- Want to copy their friends
- Think bullying will help them fit in
- Think they are better than the kid they are bullying
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What You Can Do?
- Treat everyone with respect:
- Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
- If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend.
- Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others.
- Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different.
- If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. Everyone feels better.
- Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice.
- Walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.
- Talk to a parent, teacher, or another adult you trust. Adults need to know when bad things happen so they can help.
- Be kind to the kid 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, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone.
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