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Help with Bullying

How to Beat a Bullying without using your Fist:

Some Bullies want to Provoke You just to see how you'll React !


So How to Beat a Bully without Fighting Back?

Take A Lighthearted Approach:

If a taunt is simply an attempt at humor. try to laugh it off instead of getting mad or upset. "Sometimes it's just a matter of not taking aggressive statements so seriously" Say a boy named Eliu. If a Bully sees that his words have Little Effect, He May Stop the Harassment.

Use Mildness:

A Kindly Reply is what the Bully L and it can Defuse a tense situation, True keeping a cool head when under pressure is hard and takes Self-Control, But its always a better course. A mild person isn't easily thrown off balance, while The Bully is Often Insecure, Frustrated or even Desperate for Attention.

Protect Yourself:

If a situation seems out of control, you may need to find an escape route, If violence appears imminent, walk or run away ! If escape is impossible, you may need to ward off violence the best way you can.

Report it !!

Your Parents Have  A Right to Know !! They can Help You and give Practical Advice. For example they may tell you to go to your teacher, or the Principal or Guidance Counselor about the matter. Be assured that parents and school officials can handle these matters discreetly and with protecting your privacy, so not to get you into more trouble or more bullying.


Signs of Bullying

No single sign will indicate for certain that your child’s being bullied, but watch out for:

    • Belongings getting ‘lost’ or damaged

    • Physical injuries, such as unexplained bruises

    • Being afraid to go to school, being mysteriously ‘ill’ each morning, or skipping school

    • Not doing as well at school

    • Asking for, or stealing, money (to give to whoever’s bullying them)

    • Being nervous, losing confidence, or becoming distressed and withdrawn

    • Problems with eating or sleeping

    • Bullying others.



If you're the Target of Bullying,

Be Assertive, but not Aggressive.

Firmly Stand Your Ground and tell the Bully to Stop, Then Calmly Leave and if he still continues it, - REPORT IT !



Responding or Getting Mad to a Bully makes them even want more to Bully you.

 It's like Giving Them Gas to

add to the Fire -



Millions of kids are relentlessly demeaned and physically attacked at school every day. Parents of victims and educators say that a change must take place and everyone can help. Below is a list of resources to help stop bullying and cyber-bullying.

For Everyone:

The Bully Project, and 'Billy' Movie: The documentary film that sparked a nationwide movement to stop bullying offers stories of those who were bullies and resources for parents, teachers, kids and communities for how to deal with and stop bullies on their website.

"Bully," which follows the lives of five U.S. students who faced bullying on a daily basis at school, including two who commited suicide as a result, will be in theaters on March 30, 2012.

Stop Bullying Now!: A resource website sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services that addresses the warning signs of bullying, how to talk about bullies, how to report bullies and cyber-bullying and offers a 24-hour help hotline for victims at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

For Children and Teens:

Teens Against Bullying: Specifically created to help teens learn about bullying, how to appropriately respond to it and how to prevent it.

Kids Against Bullying: Specifically created to help elementary school children learn about bullying, how to appropriately respond to it and how to prevent it.

STOMP Out Bullying!: A national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying program for kids and teens.

National Youth Advocacy Coalition: An advocacy organization for young people.

Trevor Project: A national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. They also offer the Trevor Lifeline, a 24-hour, national crisis and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth. The number is 1-866-4-U-Trevor.

For Parents and Teachers:

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center: Offers resources for how to teach kids of all ages about bullying, state laws and what parents can do if their child is being bullied, and peer advocacy groups. Bullying at School and Online: A resource for both teachers and parents on how to help a bullied child.

Teaching Tolerance: Bullying: Offers guidelines and activities for teachers to help teach students K-12 about bullies.

The Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools Guide: A guide to help school administrators, educators, and parents or caring adults make sure that their elementary schools welcome all students and families. Targeted at addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping, and name-calling in K-5th grades.

GLSEN, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network: Works with school officials to ensure that transgender, gay and lesbian students are not harassed or bullied.

Family Acceptance Project: Launched out of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute at San Francisco State University, this organization works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.



March 21, 2012

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Matthew Silverman Foundation Today ---STOP BULLYING !!!

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