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Think About It

I am the person you bullied at school,
I am the person who didn't know how to be cool,
I am the person you alienated,
I am the person you ridiculed and hated,
I am the person whose name you don't know,
I am the person who just can't let go,
I am the person who has feelings too,
And I was a person, just like you.

Bullying Myths and Facts

Myth: Bullying is just a normal part of life. I went through it, everybody does. No big deal.
Fact: Bullying is not "a normal part of life" and doesn't just go away. Bullying often causes serious problems in life.

Myth: If I tell someone, it will only make it worse.
Fact: Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority get involved.

Myth: Just stand up for yourself and hit them back or say something mean.
Fact: While it is important to stand up for yourself, hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and can lead to someone getting hurt.

Myth: Children grow out of bullying.
Fact: Without help, bullies still use their words, actions and behaviors to hurt and control others when they grow older.

What Should I Do If Someone Bullies Me?

Remember, you are not alone. Almost every student will have to face a bully at some point. So here’s the cool part. The following steps work, no matter what grade you’re in. It’s simple. Just stop, walk and talk.

1. Stay calm, keep your feelings under control and ignore the bully. Bullies need attention. Be cool, pretend it doesn’t bother you, keep moving, don’t give them time.

2. Stand up for yourself. Be confident. Tell someone bullying you to Stop and name the behavior that bothers you.

3. Walk away from the bully or problem behavior. Leave the area. Go to where an adult is present.

4. Talk to an adult - your teacher or parents. Find a friend who will go with you to help you talk about what happened. Remember, you’re not the problem. The bully is.

5. Be patient. Sometimes it takes a while before the bullying finally stops. Trust the adults and keep being honest with an adult who cares.

(Adapted from the Positive Behavior Support Model being used in Moorhead Area Public Schools)