How To Avoid Bullying
and Cyberbullying. Preventative Measures. Basic Tips.
post personal information (name, address, phone number, school name, passwords)
check the TO: field (Make sure that you are sending the message you are sending to the right
person. Double check the spelling and make sure that you add your friend
to your contact list of your email service or program.)
- Don't be gullible
- Don't respond to an angry message with
- Never open messages from
- Don't forward (resending) chain mails,
hoaxes or long emails
- Write personal messages to avoid mistakes
with different friends.
- Proofread your
- Beware of certain
- Don't post anything that is very
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Bystanders to upstanders
TEN TIPS TO PREVENT BULLYING.
1. Be a friend to someone who is being
bullied: Walk with
the target in the hall, sit with her at lunch, welcome her into your group,
"friend" her on Facebook.
2. Help the target talk to an adult: Walk with her to a counselor's
officer or a teacher, or make a witness report if you were there when the
3. Don't participate: Avoid spreading rumors,
contributing to online bullying, laughing at mean remarks, or actively adding
to the bullying in any way.
4. Tell the bully to stop: Assertively tell the bully that you
don't like what she's doing, that it's bullying, and that it needs to stop. And
always speak to an adult when you witness bullying.
bystanders to stop:
If you see others participating in bullying or laughing along, tell them
they're making the problem worse and are also bullying. Stop untrue
6. Reach out to newcomers: If you notice a new person at your
school, reach out to her; introduce her to your friends and make her feel
7. Don't be afraid to think
independently or be the only one voicing what others are probably thinking: The people most celebrated in our
culture are those who took the risk to speak out and stand up to injustice.
8. Start an upstander club at your
school: Let others
know you dislike bullying and you want to struggle against it with more people
and they will find support if they're bullied.
9. Talk to parents, teachers, principals,
and staff about bullying at school: Tell them where it's happening, and where kids
need greater protection.
10. Sign an anti-bullying pledge: Write down your own commitment to
preventing bullying, and ask your friends to sign their agreement.
1. Choose three of the most interesting pieces of advice to prevent bullying in your school. Give three reasons to support your decision.
2. Which of the above tips is the least interesting and why?
3. Add a different tip to the list.