What is bullying? It is any hurtful behavior that can harm another person. Bullying can take my different forms. Some common examples of bullying are name-calling, teasing, telling, pushing, spreading rumors, and cyberbullying. It can cause negative physical, school, and mental health issues. So here’s how you can help prevent bullying in school!
- Treat everyone with respect.
Do not be mean to other students. Before you say or do something that could hurt someone, stop and think if you should do it. If you feel like being mean to someone, try to play a game, watch TV, or talk to someone to take your mind off it. If you don’t know how to be nice to others, talk to an adult and ask them to help you. Remember that everyone is different. Also, if you think you bullied someone before, apologize.
- If you are being bullied…
If you are being bullied, here’s what you can do. Look at the bully and tell him/her to stop in a calm, clear voice. Or you can laugh it off because it can catch the bully off guard. Do not fight back. It is best if you walk away and stay safe. If you think you are being bullied, talk to an adult that you trust. They can try to help you stop the bullying.
If you see someone being bullied, talk to an adult. It can be a parent, teacher, or another adult you can trust. You need to let them know when bad things are happening so they can help. Remember to be kind to the student being bullied. Show that you care by sitting with them at lunch or on the bust. Try to talk to them during school or hang out with them after school.
You can always stop bullying, find out more here: http://www.flipthescriptnow.org/students
Until next time,
The Voki Team
Bio: Eva is the Community Manager for Voki and is part of the Marketing Team at Oddcast. She enjoys playing the piano and knitting on her free time. (She’s also a Rubik’s cube master!) She loves to hear your feedback and comments for Voki!