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.
- Bystanders can tell a trusted adult in person or leave them a note.
- If bullying is occurring, bystanders can go find, or ask a friend to find, a trusted adult as soon as possible. Perhaps they can help stop it from continuing.
- Remind children who witness bullying not to get discouraged if they've already talked to an adult and nothing has happened. They can ask a family member if they will help, and make sure the adult knows that it is repeated behavior.
- Try talking to as many adults as possible if there's a problem-- teachers, counselors, custodians, nurses, parents. The more adults they involve, the better.