The Bystander

The Power of Bystanders

It’s important to think ahead about what to do when you see or hear about bullying. As a bystander, your actions can make a difference.

Did you know…

  • Kid bystanders are almost always present when bullying occurs – in fact, in 85% or more of bullying incidents
  • More than 50% of the time, bullying stops within 10 seconds of a kid bystander stepping in to help

An excerpt from our 33-minute video featuring all star athletes from Boston’s professional sports teams sharing their stories and providing kids with ways to stand strong against bullying.

Related Resources

This worksheet helps kids think of ways they can be powerful, and how they can use their power to help or to hurt.
Some kids may try to use friendship as a way to bully. This behavior can be difficult to detect. Kids with disabilities may have an especially difficult time detecting who is a friend and who is not. This activity is designed to help kids detect when friendship is used in hurtful way to bully others.
A poster designed to help kids talk about the definition and characteristics of Bullying.