No More Bullying: 7 Ways Kids Can Be an "Upstander" Against Bullying! by Pepi Silverman

No More Bullying: 7 Ways Kids Can Be an "Upstander" Against Bullying!

Bullying prevention is a never-ending battle, but teaching kids to be an "upstander" can prevent bullying from ever occurring in the first place. Kids often fear retaliation and stand by rather than taking action. By teaching kids to “stand up,” they can become empowered and create deterrence from future actions. Help kids to protect against bullying by doing the following:

  • Don't laugh
  • Don’t become an "audience" for the bully
  • Reach out in friendship
  • Help the victim in any way you can
  • If you notice someone being isolated from others, invite them to join you
  • Include the victim in some of your activities
  • Seek adult assistance

Together, we can put an end to bullying. 

Kelli Porcaro
Great tip @Pepi.Silverman. Sometimes it just takes one person to make a difference!
Pepi Silverman
Thank you for your comment. As educators and parents, we tend to spend more time trying to "stop" negative behavior; I believe the energy would be better spent encouraging positive behavior.
Naimah Razak
you are absolutely correct, we should reinforce positive behaviors more.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Totally agree, Kelli Schulte, @Pepi.Silverman and Naimah Razak! We all need to be upstanders!!

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