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If You’re Being Bullied
  • Try to stay calm.

  • Take a deep breath.

  • Tell whoever is bullying you to leave you alone.

  • Go somewhere safe. Walk away from the bully.

  • Tell someone you trust (like a parent, older brother or sister, teacher, guidance counsellor, principal or another helping person you feel safe with) and ask what they can do to help. It’s always OK to tell to keep yourself or someone else safe. (Kids doing the bullying often say not to tell anyone, but bullying usually doesn’t stop until it comes out in the open.)

  • If you are nervous or shy, ask a friend to come with you to share what is happening.

  • If the first person you talk to isn’t helpful, tell someone else. Keep going and tell another helping person. It sometimes takes a few tries before you find someone who knows how to help.

  • Try to find friends who will stick up for you.

  • Ask someone like a teacher or playground monitor to keep an eye out for you.

  • Try to find kids to hang out with or join in a game. Bullies tend to target kids on their own.

  • Practise asking the bully to stop ahead of time. You can do this in your head or even in front of a mirror.

  • Do something that is fun or relaxing for you like playing outside, listening to music, making art or going to a safe place like your room. It’s important to do things that make you happy when you are going through a hard time.