Should you, your child, your friends, or other family members be subjected to bullying, there are 12 actions that can really help. Although each action is helpful, it is best to do a combination of these tips to really avoid being the target of bullies.
For example, using good posture around bullies instead of slumping is helpful; however that one technique alone will not discourage a person determined to be a bully. You need to combine that action with making eye contact with the bully instead of looking down or away. In addition, as the lyrics to the “My Bully Buster Song” suggests below, it is helpful to smile and laugh instead of frown or cry. Additionally, it is always helpful to remember to take at least one deep calming breath. This sends oxygen to your brain. Suddenly, your wonderful brain will supply you with the ideal words to say or the optimal technique to try next.
Lyrics to My Bully Buster Song
Stand up straight, Baby, don’t you slump.
Look ’em in the eyes, Baby, not at your feet.
Smile and breathe. Smile and breathe.
Smile, Baby. Smile, Baby. Smile and breathe!
Links to all 12 Bully Free Tips
There are other tips and techniques that will help you stay off a bully’s radar screen. To read these 12 articles, simply click on the title to go to that page:
- Tip #1 to avoid bullying: Use good posture
- Tip #2 to avoid bullying: Use good eye contact
- Tip #3 to avoid bullying: Smile and laugh
- Tip #4 to avoid bullying: Practice deep breathing
- Tip #5 to avoid bullying: Save your tears for a safe place
- Tip #6 to avoid bullying: Spend time with friends
- Tip #7 to avoid bullying: Practice your talents and skills
- Tip #8 to avoid bullying: Tell an adult you’re being bullied
- Tip #9 to avoid bullying: Practice good hygiene
- Tip #10 to avoid bullying: Practice your social skills
- Tip #11: to avoid mob mentality: Divide and conquer
- Tip #12 to avoid bullying: Self-Mentor rather than getting revenge
Do you have a question about bullying or need a Conflict Resolution tale?
Do you have a question about bullying? Do you want to share a bully situation you or a loved one is facing? Do you have students in conflict and need a teaching tale to share with your class? As time allows, I will be happy to create a story or article to post on Associated Content and other sites that focus on bullying. Naturally, the names will be changed to protect the privacy of the students in conflict. E-mail Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org