Steer clear of the places your bully likes to go whenever possib

Steer clear of the places your bully likes to go whenever possib

Take note of where you see your bully, then track the places they typically go. If you can, avoid these places so you’re less likely to see your bully. However, don’t let them keep you from going places you enjoy

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How to Avoid Bullies

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Talk to a trusted adult or your supervisor about the bullying.

You might feel worried that no one will listen to you, but help is available. You don’t deserve to be bullied! If you're a child or teen, tell an adult that you trust, like your parent, guardian, favorite teacher, or counselor. If you're an adult, talk to your supervisor or human resources manager. Then, ask them to help you deal with the bully.

  • Say, “Every day Myka waits for me in the bathroom between classes. When he sees me, he calls me names, makes fun of my looks, and spits at me. Will you help me figure out what to do?”

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Don’t react when your bully insults you

Since your bully is trying to make you feel bad, they’re hoping that you will react to what they say. Try to pretend like you don’t hear what they’re saying. As another option, laugh off what they say.[5]

  • If you feel like you need to say something, make it a classy comeback. You might say, “Are you finished?” “Why are you talking to me?” or “You seem to think I care what you think.”

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Travel with a buddy so that the bully won’t mess with you

Bullies are less likely to bother you when you aren’t alone, so use the buddy system to keep your bullies away. Walk with a friend when you know your bully might be around.[3]

  • If none of your friends are around, look for someone else who’s not part of the bully’s group. Then, try to hang around them. Start up a conversation with a simple question like, “What do you think of the new science teacher?” or “What did you think of the last pep rally?”
  • The more people you have around you, the less likely a bully is to mess with you. Try to hang out with a group as often as you can.

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Identify the bullying hotspots in your school and don't go alone

Most schools have areas where bullying tends to occur. Often, these are areas that are hard for adults to supervise. Pay attention to these areas at your school, then try not to go there alone. Here are some common hotspots

  • Student bathrooms
  • The locker room
  • The school bus
  • Hallways that aren’t well-supervised
  • The lunchroom
  • The playground

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Stand up straight, hold your head high, and walk away from the b

The bully wants you to feel bad, so they’ll be less likely to bother you if you look confident. Act like you’re confident by keeping your back straight, rolling your shoulders back, and looking straight forward. Then, walk swiftly away

  • It’s okay if you feel nervous and scared on the inside! You can still make your bully think that you’re confident.

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Cyberbullying is bullying with the use of digital technologies. It can take place on social media, messaging platforms, gaming platforms and mobile phones. It is repeated behaviour, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted. Examples include:

  • spreading lies about or posting embarrassing photos of someone on social media
  • sending hurtful messages or threats via messaging platforms
  • impersonating someone and sending mean messages to others on their behalf. 

Face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying can often happen alongside each other. But cyberbullying leaves a digital footprint – a record that can prove useful and provide evidence to help stop the abuse.

If you are worried about your safety or something that has happened to you online, urgently speak to an adult you trust. Or visit Child Helpline International to find help in your country.

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Cyberbullying: What is it and how to stop it

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People rarely mention this subject but it’s quite insidious. This type of person exercises a sort of moral authority over those they consider intellectually inferior. This style of arrogance often hides a clear superiority complex that leads, sooner or later, to clearly aggressive behavior.

This kind of psychological abuse borders on a somewhat more singular and even disconcerting abyss .

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How to Deal with an Intellectual Bully

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Bullying: a form of violence

Bullying is intended to dominate a victim into submission.

When we're under attack, our rational minds shut down and move into the fight-or-flight mode. When we can't fight or run away, we freeze or surrender.

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My dad taught me how to deal with bullies, because he was one

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