WHAT NOT TO DO AS A BYSTANDER
When you see or hear about bullying, don't encourage or join in the bullying by:
By joining in, you are contributing to the bullying - and being a bully yourself.
As a bystander, your instinct might be to watch the bullying and do nothing because you:
Why? Because you are providing the audience a bully wants and the silent acceptance that encourages him or her to keep on bullying
Doing nothing is NOT an option.
WHAT TO DO AS A BYSTANDER: DIRECTLY INTERVENING AND OTHER OPTIONS
As a bystander, if you feel safe, you can directly intervene. Here are some ways you can help:
Regardless of which strategy you choose, when you directly intervene as a bystander, it can really help the situation.
If you can't or don't feel safe intervening, there are ways you can help the situation. You have 4 additional options:
What will YOU do? Think ahead...