YOU ARE NOT ALONE. HERE ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU WHO HAVE FOUND HOPE.
Self Help Tips
•Identify a trustworthy individual that you can talk to about this issue.
•Find an adult in an authority position to talk to about the bullying. If no action is taken, find another trustworthy adult to talk to.
•Don’t assume that you should be able to handle the situation on your own. If attempts of positive communication with this person have not been helpful, or you feel that an attempt at positive communication would only cause additional harm, be sure to get help from an adult.
•Don’t “just put up with it”. No one deserves to be bullied.
•Talking a trusting adult is not the same thing as “tattle-telling.” “Tattle-telling” implies that you simply are trying to cause trouble for the other person. Telling a trustworthy adult about being bullied is simply standing up for your right to have a peaceful experience at school and in your community.
•If the bullying is taking place over the phone or internet there are steps that can be taken to block continued communication. Ask an adult to help you.
•Do not continue to suffer silently or attempt to combat bullying with aggression. This will only escalate the situation further.
Potential Adults to Talk to:
•School Resource Officer