Face Bullies

What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior focused on making someone else feel inadequate.

It often includes:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others.

Different Types of Bullies

Bullying includes harassment, physical harm, repeatedly demeaning speech and efforts to ostracize another person. Bullying is active, and is done with the intention of bringing another person down. It is important to realize that there are different kinds of bullying.
  • Physical Bullying: This is the most obvious form of bullying. In this type of bullying, the instigator attempts to physically dominate another teen. This usually includes kicking, punching and other physically harmful activities, designed to instill fear in the one bullied, and possible coerce him or her to do something.

You are Being Bullied

If you are being bullied, it's important to stand-up to bullying behavior. Here's how:

Rule 1: Show Strength

Showing strength does not mean you have to flex your muscles or physically challenge a bully.

You See Someone Being Bullied

The worst thing you can do is to do nothing. If a friend is being bullied you can:

  • Walk away and tell an adult
  • Tell the bully that you will report their behavior

You Want to Start an Anti-Bullying Campaign?

Across the country, students and teachers are sharing stories, joining together and taking action to create safe schools, free from stereotypes, intolerance, and hate.

Advice on Bullying

Shereen Jenkins provides inspiration to other bullying victims and shares her thoughts on how to get through being bullied. Her message: be nothing but yourself!

Editor's Note: This video is reposted with permission of Shereen Jenkins.

To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful

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