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If You’re Being Bullied
If you’re being bullied, remember that it’s not your fault and you don’t have to feel this way. If you’re being physically bullied, or just can’t figure out what to do, tell an adult right away.

Remember, even though you can’t control what a bully says or does, you can control your own reactions and behaviors. By staying calm and refusing to act as if a bully is “getting to you,” you can reduce the chance that the bullying will continue. Here are a few other strategies that can help when you’re being bullied:

Click here for more resources about dealing with bullying behaviors.

If You See Someone Being Bullied…
It’s uncomfortable to see someone being bullied. Being around bullies can make you feel unsafe and afraid to act. But, you have the power to be an UP-stander who makes a difference by standing up to bullies and helping their targets feel like they’re not so alone. (Click here to learn more about UP-standers and the bully triangle.)

Here are some tips for being an UP-stander and interrupting bullying behaviors:

Sometimes you may feel too scared or nervous to directly help someone who’s being bullied. If that happens, you can still help the target by talking to a caring adult like a parent, teacher or neighbor about bullying.

Click here for more resources about dealing with bullying behaviors.

If You Might Be the Bully
At one time or another, everyone has said or done something that might be considered bullying. If someone calls you a bully, think about your actions and the other person’s feelings. If someone said or did the same thing to you, would you be upset? If the answer is “yes,” here are some ways to make it right:

Click here for more resources about dealing with bullying behaviors.

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