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Try to make friends. That is the best way to stop a bully.

Students: How to Stop a Bully

Akira from Japan

When someone tries to bully you, it is scary. Here are some things you can do if you are being bullied by another student.

First, try not to be afraid if a bully bothers you. Why? A bully likes to bully people who are afraid of him, so try not to show the bully that you are scared of him.

Second, try to make friends. That is the best way to stop a bully. Why? A bully likes to bully people who are alone. If you are always with friends, he will probably ignore you.

Third, work with other students to stop the bully. Why? You need to work together to stand up to the bully and show him that no one likes him when he bullies.

Fourth, if you see a bully attack another student, help that student. Support him and ask him to join your group. Why? This will help him, and it will also help make your group strong.

Finally, when someone bullies you, tell people you are being bullied. Tell your friends. Tell adults like your parents and your teachers that you are being bullied. Why? This may make the bully worried and he may stop bullying.

If you do these things, you will enjoy school more. 


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