If you’re being bullied don’t blame yourself. It’s not your fault. No matter what someone says or does, you shouldn’t be ashamed of who you are or what you feel.
You’re allowed to stand up for yourself if someone is picking on you, but fighting back isn’t the answer. You can try calmly talking to them, or laughing off the mean comments; this could catch them off guard. If you’re concerned about your safety, the best thing you can do is walk away and find somewhere safe that is away from the bully.
Cyberbullying makes it hard to hide from the people who are mean to you. Always think about what you share on social media: are you posting things that people could use against you? Also, make sure your privacy settings are set to allow only your friends to see what you’re posting, keep your passwords safe, and always keep your parents or other trusted adults in the loop so they know what’s going on in your life.
Always take pride in yourself. Who cares what a bully says? They don’t know all the great things about you! Keep those in mind instead of the messages you hear from people who are trying to bring you down. Always stay true to you.
If you’re concerned about someone who is being bullied, there are ways that you can remind them they are important. One of the best things to do is let the person being bullied know that they aren’t alone. Keep them included to show them that you care. Sometimes hanging out with them is just enough to remind them there are people who care about them. You have the power to stand up to bullying and be a part of the solution.
There is no single solution to bullying or a best way to handle a bully, but finding someone who you trust and talk to about your experience is a step in the right direction.
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