Kids see bullying everyday. They want to help, but don't know how. Teach them how to be more than a bystander.

Why This Matters

Read Video Transcript Video Thumbnail: Experts, parents and students speak about bullying and why being more than a bystander matters.

Tip 1: Be Their Friend

Video Thumbnail: Advocates speak about bullying and how bystanders should be a friend to the person being bullied.
Children can help someone who’s been bullied by simply being nice to them at another time. Being friendly can go a long way toward letting them know that they’re not alone.
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Tip 2: Tell a Trusted Adult

Video Thumbnail: Advocates speak about bullying and how bystanders should tell a truted adult when witnessing bullying.
An adult can help stop bullying by intervening while it’s in progress, stopping it from occurring or simply giving the person being bullied a shoulder to lean on.
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Tip 3: Help Them Get Away

Video Thumbnail: Experts speak about bullying and how bystanders should help the person being bullied get away from the situation.
There are a few simple, safe ways children can help the person being bullied get away from the situation. However they do it, make sure the child knows not to put themselves in harm’s way.
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Tip 4: Set a Good Example

Video Thumbnail: Experts speak about bullying and how bystanders should set a good example by not bullying others.
If a child knows not to bully others, then other students will follow their example. To help even more, children can actively participate in anti-bullying activities and projects.
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Tip 5: Don't Give Bullying an Audience

Video Thumbnail: Experts speak about bullying and how bystanders shouldn't give bullying an audience by laughing or joining in.
If one of your child’s friends or peers begins to bully someone, they shouldn’t encourage the behavior by giving it an audience. Instead of laughing or supporting it, they can let the bully know that such behavior isn't entertaining. 
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