Bullying & What to do
Bullying - What to do.
What can you do if you think you are being bullied?
We all fall out with people and argue from time to time but a bully is unkind to you day after day over a long period of time. The bully is in control and you are the victim.
Standard excuses from a bully:
“It was a joke.” “It was an accident.” “I’m sorry.” “It was only a game.”
(Remember a joke or a game is something that all those involved in are enjoying.)
Who could bully you?
- Another child.
- A friend
- An adult
- An older brother or sister
- A friend of someone you know
- A relative
- It could be anybody
What does a bully do?
Any or all of the following:
- Call you names
- Hit you
- Kick you
- Be nasty to you
- Stare at you
- Talk about you unpleasantly to others
- Try to get other people not to be friends with you
- Take things that belong to you
- Threatens you and makes you feel afraid
- Tell you not to tell anyone about what they are doing
- Tell your parent – your mum or your dad
- Tell your teacher
- Tell an adult in school
- Tell a relative
- Tell a friend
- Tell lots of people.
- If someone does not listen properly to you, tell someone else.
- Tell the bully that you think they are bullying you.
- Tell someone if you see somebody else being bullied.
BULLYING WILL NOT GO AWAY UNLESS YOU TELL SOMEONE. TELL SOMEONE AND KEEP TELLING THEM.
What should you do if someone tells you they are being bullied?
- Stay calm
- Tell someone else – your teacher and/or your parent or someone you trust. Tell someone who can do something to stop it.
What to do if you think you are a bully:
- Talk to someone about it, an adult at school or at home and they will help you.
- Nobody wants you to be a bully and adults will help.
- Tell someone why you are bullying people.