Why you should tell someone
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.
How bullying hurts: The harmful effects of being bullied
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.
Stand strong: How to respond to 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:
Stand strong: 3 more response options
If you are getting bullied, you have several other ways that you can respond:
Remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.