Tuesday, December 31, 2013

wikiHow: How to Avoid Being Picked On

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    Ignore them. When they throw an insult or a put down at you just brush it off, no matter hard it hurts. Breaking down, crying, getting angry or making a scene only tells the bully that they've gotten to you, which is what they want. This may take a while, it may even get worse before it gets better, but don't give up. Eventually your bullies will become bored when they can't get a reaction out of you.

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    Stand Tall. When dealing with the people who pick on you stand up straight and walk a way. Showing you have confidence, even if you don't, will help enforce the fact that you don't care what they say.

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    Remain Calm. If you must speak to them look them in the eye and speak in a firm but calm voice. No matter what they say don't falter. If you do become angry take a deep breath, count to 10 and relax.

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    If things become serious, don't be afraid to tell someone. You've probably heard it before "No one likes tattle-tales", but bullying is a serious subject. If your bullies become violent, start harassing you constantly and on a daily basis, or harass you online, tell someone. Whether its a teacher, parent or guidance counselor its important that someone is informed if you may be in danger.

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    Don't Retaliate. As much as you might want to clock someone in the head its important that you remain calm. Starting a fight can get you in some serious trouble.

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    Try Peer Mediation. See if your school has a peer mediation program. Peer mediation is an appointment with either the principal or the guidance where you can talk to your bullies face-to-face in a non-hostile environment.

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    Don't Stoop To Their Level. Name-calling, harassing,picking on or starting rumors about your bullies puts you in the same boat as them. Acting more mature than them gives you the upper hand.

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