First off, remember we’re here for you 24/7/365. Chat with us live, send us an email, or give us a ring at 1-877-352-4497.

That said, here are a few concrete actions you can take:

For Victims:

  • Walk away
  • Tell someone you trust – a teacher, coach, guidance counsellor, parent
  • Ask for help
  • Say something complimentary to the bully to distract him/her
  • Stay in groups to avoid confrontation
  • Use humour to throw off or connect with your bully
  • Pretend that the bully isn’t affecting you
  • Keep reminding yourself that you are a good person and are worthy of respect

For Bystanders:

Instead of ignoring a bullying incident, try:

  • Tell a teacher, coach or counsellor
  • Move toward or next to the victim
  • Use your voice – say “stop”
  • Befriend the victim
  • Lead the victim away from the situation

For Bullies:

  • Talk to a teacher or counsellor
  • Think about how you would feel if someone bullied you
  • Consider your victim’s feelings – think before you act