Bullies actually get their power from you...
As soon as you say this single, powerful word, you are letting bullies know loud and clear that what they are doing or saying is not okay. If you struggle a bit with this at first, start by saying it under your breath or in your mind until you soon have the courage to say it out loud and with authority. You are worth it! Saying ‘No’ loud and clear also lets everyone else around you know that what is happening is not okay. They are a witness to what is happening and your desire for it not to happen again!
If you are at school, it is really important that you let a teacher or coordinator know as soon as you are the victim of a bully. Most schools have in place (or should do) very strict anti-bullying policies. If you cannot talk to your teacher, ask a friend to go on your behalf or go with you.
Talk to your parents. They will deal with this on your behalf, and can talk to your teacher or school principal.
Stand tall and have confidence
Bullies are looking for someone from whom they can steal confidence. Try and remember that a bully is really just someone who is lacking confidence in his or her self. A bully tries to make others feel inferior to hide insecurities. When you remember this, you realise the bully is just a person who lacks confidence.
Don’t look the other way if you see someone being bullied
If you see a friend or someone else being bullied, you owe it to them to let someone know, or step in for them. Make sure you do not get involved with a situation of physical bullying; rather, call for assistance. Looking the other way and ignoring a bullying situation is just as bad as being the bully yourself.