Being a bystander and helping others out
Some people stand by and watch bullying and people who bully love to have an audience. Those who laugh when someone is being harassed or picked on may as well be doing the bullying themselves as their laughter supports the bully. Others may see the bullying and disapprove of it but do nothing about it.
Ask yourself, have you ever thought some of these things…
Being a bystander is giving the message that bullying is ok and allows it to continue.
A girl I know is being bullied in school. I don't join in but I haven't helped either. Is this really bad?
Think about it from your own perspective. How would you feel if this was happening to you? If you were being bullied what would you want others to do to help you?
Be a friend, stand up for your own principles and do what you believe is right.
If you see bullying, it’s important that you help out. It’s not just up to parents and teachers to sort out.
One of the best ways of ending and preventing bullying is when young people stand up for each other and say NO to bullying.
If a friend is being bullied they will need your help. Check out What can I do to stop the bullying for more tips.