What is Bullying?
Bullying can take many forms. It can be physical, like hitting, kicking, or punching. It can also be social or emotional, like using words to hurt someone, leaving someone out, or gossiping and spreading rumors. Bullying can happen at school, in your neighborhood, or online.
Anyone can bully
Anyone can bully. If you think that you sometimes bully others, talk to a parent, teacher,
counselor, or other trusted adult to get support to help you stop. Remember you have a
choice and it’s wrong to choose to bully others.
Don't join in when friends or others are bullying
If your friends or classmates are bullying someone, don’t join in. If they ask you to join in, say no and walk away. Try to get them to stop and walk away too. Tell an adult so the bullying can be stopped.
Accept being told "no" without getting upset or angry
You will be told “no” many times in your life. If you are able to respectfully accept “no” for an answer, people might be more likely to say “yes” to you in the future. So when
someone tells you “no,” look at the person, say “okay” and stay calm. If you disagree,
you can ask him or her about it later.
Remember that words hurt too
Remember that it’s not just about physically hurting others. Words can hurt a lot too.
Follow this wee's tip to help instead of hurt
If you think that you sometimes bully others, talk to an adult you trust about how to stop. Decide to stop and tell people close to you so that they can support you. Don’t say hurtful things or join in on bullying. A positive, friendly environment is better for everyone, including you!