information for parents

Bully Awareness in neisd - if you see bullying...

Here’s what you can do if you see bullying:

Do not try to take matters into your own hands-report it to someone in an authoritarian position.

Don’t be a passive participant by laughing at the bully's comments or behavior; you may be adding fuel to the fire. If you aren’t comfortable with trying to step in and stop the bullying then walk away and find someone who may be better equipped to step in and stop it.

Never resort to violence, use the system that has been put in to place to address these issues.

If you report bullyingand do not feel that the situation was addressed, then find someone else to report it to.

If you feel like the situation may not be serious enough to report, put yourself in the victim’s shoes and imagine how their life may be as the victim of a bully. Then decide if you should tell someone.

http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/what-to-do-if-someone-you-know-is-being-bullied