BULLYBULLY—Student & Parent Handout
by Professor Beliso, a student of Rick Alemany, Sensei, owner of One Merit Badges and One Martial Arts in San Francisco. Please repost this content with the copyright in tact to your friends and in the groups you belong to right now--if possible. Domo—ASL
Bully: A person who attacks someone verbally or physically.
Overview: Bullying can be hurtful and have a lasting effect on your self-esteem. A bully may verbally tease, threaten, or spread rumors about you. They may even physically attack you by tripping, pushing, hitting, or kicking you.
Bullying doesn’t always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online at social media websites. A bully will post rumors, fake profiles, embarrassing pictures, and even videos. If this happens to you or someone you know, tell your parents, teachers, or counselors immediately.
Student: Bullying is wrong. It can hurt you and make you feel sad and alone. Tell your parents, teachers, or counselors immediately if you’re being bullied. Telling on the bully is the right thing to do even if you think they’ll get mad at you. You can tell the bully to stop it or even use humor to get them to leave you alone. You can stay near an adult, away from the bully and any places you know the bully hangs out.
Take immediate action if you’re being bullied or they will continue to bully you.
Building your confidence is a great way to gain courage to stand up to bullying. If you do the things you love, never give up, always do your best, and work really hard at school and at home, you’ll have the confidence to do the right thing if someone bullies you.
Never listen to or believe anything a bully says about you in person or on the internet. You should only listen to your family because they’re the people who love you and matter most in your life. Always talk with your parents about bullying and tell them right away if you’re being bullied.
Parents: Bullying can be hurtful and have lasting effects on your child’s self-esteem. In some cases, it can lead to depression and suicide.
Communication is the key to helping your child if they’re being bullied. Pay attention to your child’s behavior for any signs of bullying because they may not tell you if they don’t want to appear weak or be a tattle-tale. Do they have unexplained injuries, loss of personal items such as clothing or cell phones, decreased self-esteem, declining grades, or exhibit self-destructive behavior?
If so, get help right away by contacting their school’s teacher, counselor, principal, superintendent, and in cases, the police.
Confidence is also a key factor to giving your child the courage to stand up to bullying. Encourage them to do the things they love to do, never give up, always do their best, and work hard at school and at home.
The results will give your child the confidence to take action if they are being bullied. Practice zero tolerance when dealing with bullying as a proactive approach to safeguarding your child.
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