How to Deal with a Bully … well, it’s a start.

How to Deal with a Bully … well, it’s a start.

If you were a fly on my classroom wall you would see and hear me giving the following advice on how to deal with a bully.

… well, at least it’s a start.


Steps …

1. Act brave do your best. Hold your head high. Ignore a bully. 

2. Act as you always do don’t appear sacred, unnerved, or upset.
Stay strong. Act as though a bully’s words/action don’t hurt you.
3. As best you can, stand up for yourself. Don’t shout, but use a strong voice.Tell the bully that you don’t like what he/she is doing.
4. Don’t bully back. Don’t try to win.

5. Walk away.

6. Keep your friends close those who will stand up for you, and make you feel safe and secure.

7. When possible avoid a bully. Avoid places where bullying occurs.

8. Find someone you trust (a parent, friend, teacher, etc.) and tell him/her what’s going on.


3 responses to “How to Deal with a Bully … well, it’s a start.

  1. >I like all of the advice that you gave your students. These are very good words of wisdom. I worked in a pre-school classroom and when I caught a child bullying another child I would pull them aside, make the one who was doing the bullying say he/she was sorry about what they had done or said. I would then explain to the children that this was no way to treat each other and in our classroom we are all friends. I would also explain that we should treat others the way that we would want to be treated.

  2. >Great post! Thank you!

  3. >Thank you both! Working together we can of course make a difference 😉

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