Hi Glitter Girls!
Most schools are about halfway through the school year now, and everyone should be settled into their classes. This is a good time to focus on our relationships in school and out, and how we are being treated. Is everyone treating you as respectfully as they should?
How YOU can stand up to bullies:
What is bullying?
Bullying is being mean or unkind to someone. Often kids bully other kids to make themselves feel better than others, to fit in, or because they have been bullied themselves. Cyberbullying is being mean or unkind to someone online. That means, posting mean or embarrassing comments, pictures, or videos on things likes Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. Kids who are bullied often appear sad and quiet and may be afraid to go school.
What can you do about it?
Here are some ways you can stand up to bullying:
- Speak up! If you are being bullied or see someone else being bullied, speak up! When you stay silent, you are saying that what is going on is okay.
- Be kind! Be kind and treat others how you would like to be treated…with respect. If you know someone who is being bullied, invite them to sit with you at lunch or walk to class with you.
- Walk away! If you feel unsafe or a bully keeps bothering you, walk away.
- Be yourself! Everyone wants to fit in, but by being yourself, you show your friends and everyone around you it is better to stay true to who you are than trying to be like someone else to fit in.
- Think before you post! The things we put on the internet can take on a life of their own. Make sure what you post is something you want everyone to see. And remember to be sure it is kind.
- Get help! You are not alone. If a bully keeps bothering you and you need help, find an adult you trust and tell them what is going on.
Where can you find help?
Good adults to look to for help are your parents, teachers, counselors, or principal. If you are being cyberbullied, do not respond. Report the user to the website administrator.
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