Can I stay safe?
Can I take stand ?
Can I build connections?
If I do not feel safe working it out myself, who can I tell?
Before you engage in bullying. Ask yourself these questions:
Remember that bullying is a behaviour and behaviours can be changed. You can do it!
Celebrate your positive actions towards change. You deserve it!
Set a goal for yourself to engage in positive social interactions
Seek out help- you may need some extra support. Talk to a counsellor, social worker, teacher , coach, etc.
If you are involved in group bullying, try to step away from the situation or tell others to stop. Explain to them that you no longer want be involved. Let them know it is never okay to bully others.
Recognize that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect
Are you okay?
How can I help?
It’s not your fault?
I know it’s hard to tell.
I’m sorry this happened to you.
I’m glad you told me.
I’m here for you.
You can play powerful role in preventing or stopping bullying. There are many things you can do to make a difference:
If you feel safe to do so you can directly intervene in the bullying situation
You can support the person who is being bullied to ask for help, or report it.
You can discourage the bullying by redirecting the situation away from the bullying
Do not give bullying an audience
You can get support from peers
You can report it to a trusted adult
You can help your friend get help or report the incident to a trusted adult
You can help them identify adults they can trust
You can be a good role model and set the example
Be a friend to others in need
Make a difference