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A DEFINITION OF Why Do Some Student Ways to deal with a bully

BULLYING Bully?  Bullies love a reaction,


Bullying is a repeated act causing  Strong need for power don't give them one.
embarrassment, intimidation, pain or  Enjoy being in control & Stay calm.
discomfort to another. subduing others  Fighting back can make
 Satisfaction in causing the situation worse, and
It can take a number of forms: you may get hurt. Get away.
injury and suffering
• Physical (hitting, pushing, spitting  Often rewarded in some  Find safety or call for help.
on) way for their behavior  Talk to an adult you trust for
 Material or psychological ideas and help.
• Verbal (put downs, teasing,
e.g. forcing victim to give  Have a plan for dealing with
inappropriate language)
them money or steal for bullies.
• Gesture (menacing stares) them  Get help. Report the situation to
• Extortion (pressuring people for  Enjoying attention, status the school and your parents.
personal belongings) and prestige

• Exclusion (deliberately excluding


others)
• Cyber bullying (SMS or mobile
phones)

Impact
Children who are the targets of
bullying often experience extreme
fear and stress, feelings of loneliness,
humiliation and insecurity. Research
shows that the emotional effects of
bullying can last well into adulthood.
What if someone else is
being bullied?
Most of the time bullying takes
place, other kids are watching.
Most kids feel uncomfortable
watching but few intervene
because they are afraid or
don’t know what to do.
You can:
 Go for help if the
situation is dangerous
or you are unsure or afraid.
 Walk away. Don’t be an
audience for the bully.
Get help.
 Be a buddy to the victim.
 Invite them to join you.
 Speak up…a simple “you’re
being a bully” might be
enough to stop the incident.