You Are Not Alone
If you are getting bullied, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. It happens to more kids than you think – girls and boys of all ages, sizes, and backgrounds. Please know that none of this is your fault. And please know that it doesn’t have to be this way.
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.
If you are getting bullied, you might not tell anyone because you:
While this is understandable, you should know that bullying is never acceptable. It needs to be brought to light so it can be stopped. So tell a trusted friend or adult. Otherwise, the bullying is likely to continue – and you and others will continue to be impacted by its devastating effects.
If you are getting bullied, you might:
If you experience any of these things, please tell a parent, teacher, or trusted adult immediately – they can and will help you.
You have friends and adults around you that can help stop the bullying.
When faced with demands from bullies, don’t give in – that only rewards the bully and makes him or her want to continue the bullying.
And don’t retaliate – that may provoke the bully and lead to violence.
Instead, try to respond with self-confidence and assertiveness. YOU have the power to stop the bullying.
Here are some specific ways that will help you Stand Strong in the face of bullying:
If you are getting bullied, you have several other ways that you can respond.
Sometimes the best response is no response.
Find a safe place, like a favorite teacher’s classroom. Remember, the first priority is always your safety
Find a friend or trusted adult who can help you figure out effective ways to respond and stop the bullying