Okay, let’s imagine you witness someone getting bullied. You want to step in, but you’re afraid the bully will turn his/her attention to you. You’re scared, anxious, and getting overwhelmed. Quite the predicament…
- Bullying has been linked to depression, cutting, and even suicide. Your intervening could help save someones life.
- Bullies are human, too. You can talk to them just like anyone else. Furthermore, you should never fear another person. Respect is one thing, but never fear anyone.
- You can trick the bully: “Yo, a teacher’s coming, teacher’s coming!” is enough to panic the bully. Or if you’re out on the streets, you could yell “cops!” instead. Give the victim a chance to get out of there.
Bullying is like a game of Jenga. A bully has the same strategy as a jenga player, where they look for the weak individual. They begin to “push” until they find a block that doesn’t “push back”. If the block knows how to properly resist against bullying, or if they have the support from the people around them, the bully won’t have a chance. Share these tips and help diminish bullying. #iPushBack…DoU?