With recent tragic events, the need to stop bullying has been put on the front burner more than ever before. In Laura Duffy’s “Stopping Today’s Bullies, Tomorrow’s Abusers,” she brings up some very good points. Statistics do show that bullies grow up to be violent offenders in many cases. However, the main focus should be on the many children who are being bullied physically and mentally on a daily basis in a place where they should feel safe. Below we will go into some tips on how to stop a bully at school. These aren’t iron clad solutions – but at least here’s a start.
Awareness that the problem is there is the first step. If you don’t let someone know you are being bullied then they can’t do anything about it. School authorities should be on the lookout for bullying – but they can only do so much. If you are being bullied or suspect someone else is, don’t be afraid to go and tell. You just might save someone’s life.
Parental involvement is one of the main keys to end a bullying situation. Most bullies pick on people that are weaker than them. Something most parents certainly are not. Tell your parents and let them intervene for you. Above all don’t just sit and take in being bullied, because there are things that can be done – you just have to take the initiative and step forward to confront the issue.