Your school has the responsibility to make your campus bully-free. Speak to someone at school who you trust and ask for their help. If your school does not help you, try out some of these ideas:
- When you are bullied, it is easy to give your power away and feel helpless. Hold your head up and stand tall.
- Remember that you have the right to be respected for who you are. Targets of repeated bullying sometimes believe that the putdowns and insults they receive are actually true. Don’t! It may be hard to change the way that other students treat you, but you do have control of what you think about yourself.
- Find an ally. Tell a parent, a neighbor, a relative, a friend, or your school counselor. Being bullied feels many times worse if you try to endure it alone.
- Find a Facebook group for students around bullying. If you search Facebook you will find several groups you can join.
- Create an anti-bullying campaign team. Find other students that care and invite them to form a campaign team to make your school bully-free. Use your first meeting to figure out what types of bullying are most frequent at your school. Use the No Bully definitions of bullying.
- Write a petition that calls on your school principal to end bullying at your school. You, or your campaign team, can create this online at www.change.org
- Bring No Bully to your school. You, or your parent or a teacher can request that No Bully comes to your campus.
- Call a help line. If there is no one that you feel safe talking to, and you have thoughts that your life is helpless, call the Trevor Helpline immediately at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386).