​​​​​Someone I know is being bullied

If a person is being bullied, they might be feeling:

  • sad
  • frightened and lonely
  • like running away
  • like not wanting to go to school.

A bystander is someone who sees or knows that bullying is happening.

If someone you know is being bullied they need your help. Others respect you if you stand up for someone who is being bullied.

Sometimes people don't say or do anything because they're afraid they will be bullied as well. But if you don't do anything the bullying will probably only continue.

Don't stand by and let bullying happen at your school!

Talk to your teachers about doing something about the bullying.

You may not be able to stop the bullying yourself, but you can help.

What should I do?

As long as you feel safe when you see the bullying happening, you could:

  • tell the person who is bullying that you will get a teacher if they don't stop
  • encourage your friends to walk away or tell the person to stop
  • tell the person bullying you don't think what they do is cool or funny
  • help the person who is being bullied to get away and go somewhere safe.

If you don't think it's safe for you to try to stop the bullying, there are other things you can do to help a friend or classmate who is being bullied.

You could:

  • walk away and tell a teacher right away
  • help a friend or classmate who is being bullied
  • tell them that bullying is not okay and they didn't do anything wrong
  • ask them if they want help to get it stopped
  • try to make sure your friend is not alone where they might get bullied
  • ask the person who is being bullied to join your group or game
  • walk away, as people who bully like others to watch.

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