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How to Stop Bullies: Don’t Be a Silent Bystander!

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Group of Friends

We’ve finally reached the last post in our series about how to take a stand against bullying! Today we’re going to talk about one final topic:

Don’t Be a Silent Bystander

You see someone getting bullied. What do you do? Remain silent? Figure that the target has it under control?

Both of those options are bad. The victims of bullying often feel that they are responsible for what’s happening to them. They believe that it’s somehow their fault that they’re being bullied.

That just isn’t true.


How to Stop Bullies Online: Use the Tools Available to You!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

World Wide Web Icon

We’ve been talking about how to take a stand against bullies. We’re almost finished with the series!

Today we’re going to cover:

How to Take A Stand Against Cyberbullying!

Cyberbullying is a big deal. In the last post I mentioned that bullies like to pick on people when they’re alone. Sticking together in a group with your friends is an effective way to take a stand!

With cyberbullying, you can be targeted at any time and any place!

Cyberbullying is basically the same as regular bullying. It just has the power of the internet behind it!

Fortunately, cyberbullying is fairly easy to take a stand against! There are a lot of tools in place to help you with this. Many people aren’t aware of the options they have available!



How to Stop Bullies: Make New Friends and Stick Together

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Four Hands

We’ve been talking about how to take a stand against bullies.

Today’s tactic is:

Make New Friends and Stick Together In a Group

This should be obvious, but it bears mentioning anyway…

If your friends are pushing you around, making you feel uncomfortable, or hurting you, they’re not your friends.

Nothing you can do is going to make them treat you differently. You need to remove yourself from the situation.

That means making new friends. Choose people who are going to be uplifting to you. A true friend is going to make you feel better about yourself and encourage you. They’re not going to tear you down.



How to Stop Bullies: Tell an Adult

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Teacher and Student

Recently we completed our series on how to identify different types of bullying. We’ve now started a new series on how to take a stand against it.

The first tactic we’ll cover is:

Tell and Adult or Authority Figure

One of the biggest problems with bullying is that the targets think that by keeping quiet and not telling anyone the problem will go away by itself.

This is simply not true.



Rudolph’s Non-Violent Stand Against Bullies

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Tonight we watched a favorite Christmas classic, Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer! It never occurred to me before, but Rudolph was well ahead of his time teaching us about bullying.

In the story of Rudolph, we see the story of every bully victim. It had been a few years since I watched the movie. Since that time we’ve spent countless hours studying bully behavior and it’s effects while preparing our anti bullying school assembly show.

Bear with me here. It’s stunning at how accurately it betrays the problem.


Scientific Evidence of Brain Damage Caused by Bullying

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Illustration of man and brain, used in article about brain damage and bullying.
Image by brain blogger licensed under Creative Commons

Wow! The evidence that bullying has a significant long-term effect on people’s lives just gets more and more compelling.

In this article by the Boston Globe, researches reveal findings that bullying has long term consequences on brain development.

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