Many times, we don’t know what to do when we see someone being bullied. However, as a bystander we can use the following steps to intervene and help:
- Tell the person you see being bullied that bullying is wrong and ask what you can do to help.
- Help the person being bullied get away from the situation.
- Help the person being bullied tell a trusted adult.
- Seek help from an adult if you see someone being bullied.
Aside from witnessing someone being bullied, there are ways you can be a part of preventing bullying by appreciating differences among people rather than looking at them negatively. You can:
- Set a good example by refusing to bully others.
- Be kind to someone you know who has been bullied.
- Listen to a student who has been bullied.
- Spend time with a student who has been bullied by sitting with them at lunch or during free time.
- Look for opportunities to contribute to the anti-bullying culture at school and in your community.
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