Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Your best Defense Against Bullying

No one deserves to be harassed. If it's happening to you, - talk it up with someone. You can also visit the Pacer web site pacerteensagainstbullying dot org. This site is created by teens. You can be of help to stop bullying. Don't let it happen to someone you know.

Help others by volunteering, - also a great way to build confidence and it gives you a better point of view on what others experience. Usually, people bully others because they lack confidence.

Be the change. People who intimidate others when they're younger are more likely to be offending adults, so it's of utmost importance to stop the behavior as early as possible. If you're finding yourself to be mean, stop what you're doing and examine the roots of your actions.

If you have friends that are bullies, the best approach is to be direct. Speak up. They need to be called out on their behavior and let them understand the effects of their actions have on others. Be comfortable going to an adult for help. School officials should always be able to address any of these issues.