Bullying is a horrible experience that many kids go through at a very delicate stage in life. It is difficult to deal with the fear and anxiety it invokes. Below are some tips if you know of a child that have been bullied...
Tell an adult. If that doesn't help be sure to tell another adult.
Ask your classmates or friends for help too. If necessary you can even ask people you don't know. Bullies don't normally mess with people in a group.
People can't help or support you if they don't know that you have been bullied. It's important not to hide away from it but to speak up.
Many kids don't report bullying because they are afraid they will be bullied even more or that others will think that they are a crybaby or a tattletale.
Some kids who have been bullied feel lonely, heartbroken, empty, sad, ashamed or depressed. Others feel angry, frustrated, fearful, scared, or full of rage. Let someone know exactly what you're feeling. It's easier for people to help you if they know how you feel because they can identify with the feelings you are expressing.
Try not to react or believe what a bully says about you. Bullies succeed when they get a reaction. They feel more powerful and believe they have even more control over you if you cry or appear afraid. And even though it's tough sometimes, try your best to stay calm and confident.
If at all possible ignore the bully and walk away. It may be hard to control your anger but it's important to remember that fighting back can make bullying even worse.
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