• What can you do if you are being bullied?
    Tell someone! It's not your fault.
    • No one deserves to be bullied. It is not your fault.
    • Keep yourself safe: Stay close to other kids or adults who will stick up for you. Stay in areas where you feel safe.
    • Use your words assertively, they can be disarming: "Stop."
    • Walk away. Don't fight back. It could escalate the situation. You could be seen as the instigator, or part of the problem. 
    • Tell someone- a trusted teacher, a friend, a parent. It IS a big deal. You don't have to face it alone, you aren't alone. Find someone who will listen.
    • How can you enlist others to help? Start a school initiative with others, approach the school principal, link with bullying prevention organizations.
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  •  What can you do if you have been bullying others?
     You don't have to like everyone, but you do have to respect everyone.

    • Bullying is a behavior and behaviors can change. It's never too late. Don't label yourself or others.
    • If you've been hurt before, bullying won't help make you feel better. We all deserve to feel safe.
    • Talk to an adult. Find other activities that you enjoy and make you feel good about yourself.
    • Be brave - apologize to the person you have bullied.
    • Different doesn't mean better or worse. Different just means different. We are ALL different.
    • Be a true leader - treat everyone with respect.
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  • If you need a safe place to talk.
    If you feel helpless or hopeless.
    You are not alone. Tell someone. 
    HELP IS HERE NOW.

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    Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    text ANSWER to 839863
    available 24hrs/7days
     
    Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
    available 24hrs/7days
     
      Child Help: 1-800-4AChild (422-4453)
     available 24hrs/7days
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  • What can you do if you see bullying?

    Don't just stand there. Most bullying is stopped when a peer intervenes.
    • Ask the bully to stop. Sometimes all it takes is one voice to stop bullying. And sometimes people don't realize their actions are harmful.
    • Don't join in. Watching, laughing, spreading stories, or retelling what happened contributes to and can escalate bullying.
    • Help the person get away. If you can do so safely, stand with the person or help them move away. If it isn't safe, go call for help.
    • Tell an adult. Sometimes it's hard to talk about being bullied, but bullying can be very serious. Help by letting an adult know what's happening.
    • Be a friend. Tell them it's not their fault. Let them know you care and that they are not alone. Be company, share your time and space.
    • Get others to step in. It's harder to bully a group of people standing in solidarity. There is some safety in numbers.