- 1Ignore 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.
- 2Stand 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.
- 3Remain 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.
- 4If 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.
- 5Don'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.
- 6Try 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.
- 7Don'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.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
wikiHow: How to Avoid Being Picked On