7-steps

Positive Steps

FIRST THINGS FIRST

OK, so… There are many different things you might be able to do if you are being bullied. Different strategies can work in different situations. You might try and work it out by yourself. However, if the bullying doesn’t stop you might find it helpful to ask someone else for advice and help. Don’t be afraid to let someone know that you are being bullied. They can help you.

ASK SOMEONE FOR ADVICE

To stop bullying whether it is verbal, written, or cyber bullying – it can be helpful to tell someone that you are being bullied. This may seem scary at first, however, telling someone can lighten your load and help you to work out how to solve the problem and stop being bullied. Talking to someone is particularly important if you feel unsafe or frightened, or if you don’t have many friends.

Asking for help or talking to someone about the bullying is not being weak or ‘giving in’ in fact it takes a lot of strength and courage to ask for help.  There are many people who might be able to help, including friends, older brothers and sisters, teachers, family, counselors or parents.