How do we Dis-empower Bullies??
If people are Cyber Bullies or bullies in person, there are ways to help. You can help yourself and you can have others who see it happening help you.
Remember that bullies have often been bullied themselves, could be lonely with few friends, and often have a very low self-esteem- THEY need your help as well as the Victim!
Here are some of the ways the Gr 3-6 students thought of to
TALK- say Stop I don’t like it ; WALK- walk away from the situation; TELL- Tell an adult and ask for help
SAVE- Print, screen shot, take a pic of the Cyber message for Evidence; BLOCK- Block, delete and Report the contact; TELL- tell an adult, show them your evidence, ask for help.
Stand up for the Victim
DON’T Cyber bully or bully back
Show the evidence
Write the bully a kind letter, (telling them things that you like about them)
Change their mind
Don’t be a bystander
Get them to join in with you
Build victims confidence- talk to them, get them to play with you
Build the bullies self esteem – tell them about good things they can do, invite them to play with you, be kind to them- you might find they become kinder as well!
Listen to both sides- ask Why they are bullying? How can we fix this?
Help to stop the fight
Be nice to them
Be friends with the person being bullied, stand up for them, play with them
Tell them something good about themselves
Don’t be a bystander, get others to help
Ignore and be friends again
Tell your teacher and mum and dad
Invite them to your place to play
Invite them to your birthday party
How will you Dis-empower and help both the Victims and Bullies????