TIP 3: HELP THEM GET AWAY FROM THE SITUATION. A PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE

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JULIE HERTZOG: It does take courage.  I mean it takes definite courage to be the person to help somebody, remove somebody from a bullying situation.  So often kids think it's about jumping in the middle of a fight.  It's not about putting yourself in harm's way.  It's about helping, it's about removing the other person from the situation, but at the same time keeping yourself safe.

KEVIN EPLING: There are going to be those instances where you can simply, you and a friend may step up to the person being bullied, to show support.  It may be as simple as, not being very direct to the bully himself, grabbing the student's backpack and just dragging them from the situation.  Really just removing them.  To me I don't care if you really even know them.  I mean you're shutting down the situation from getting worse.   The other thing too, students can like put themselves, walk in between and ask the victim a question.  "Hey, what did you get on the algebra last night?  Oh, were you guys talking?"