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.
- A bystander can help by spending time with the person being bullied at school. Simple gestures like talking to them, sitting with them at lunch, or inviting them to play sports or other games during physical education or recess can help a lot.
- Advise the child to listen to the person being bullied, let them talk about the event.
- They can call the person being bullied at home to provide support, encourage them and give advice.
- Bystanders can try sending a text message or going up to the person who was bullied later. They can let that person know that what happened wasn't cool, and that they're there for them.
- A bystander can help by telling the person being bullied that they don't like the bullying and asking them if he can do anything to help.
- Bystanders can also help the person being bullied talk to a trusted adult.