What are some ways to prevent or stop bullying?

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  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image89
    ThePracticalMommyposted 11 years ago

    What are some ways to prevent or stop bullying?

  2. tamron profile image66
    tamronposted 11 years ago

    I was bullied as a kid.  This is what my mother did http://questionoftheday-tamron.blogspot … what.html.

    If you decide to follow the link be aware if you are an adult that is being bullied you could go to jail for battery.

    I noway promote violence but its better than suicide or living in fear.  This is only a last resort.

    Walking away just makes the bullying worse.  Telling on someone could make things worse.  You might even get beat up any ways for trying to get help.

    1. lawdoctorlee profile image82
      lawdoctorleeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's not just adults....children can be prosecuted for their actions as well.

      I agree that walking away makes it worse.

  3. Beyond-Politics profile image74
    Beyond-Politicsposted 11 years ago

    Teach kids to give the bully a taste of their own medicine!

    1. Veroniquebee profile image66
      Veroniquebeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this. Stepping up is good. The thing is that you must win. If you loose, the bullying gets even worse, especially if your own family doesn't back you up, when you possibly get hounded for "daring" to defend yourself.

  4. teaches12345 profile image79
    teaches12345posted 11 years ago

    I think they have to be confronted by those who are bullied.  Parents can help by asking for meetings with the teacher, etc. and family of the bully (sometimes that is possible but others .. not a good idea).  Also getting people educated on how to deal with bullies helps.  A few schools are teaching anti-bully agendas and it is helping.

    1. RulissaJ profile image61
      RulissaJposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but my son's old school took it too far and the middle school became full of tattle-tales..

  5. Daisyheart profile image60
    Daisyheartposted 11 years ago

    The most important thing that we are trying to teach our students in school, is that bullies are only as strong as their audience.  If the other kids stop following, stop watching and stop enabling the bully...there is no reason for the bully to go on.  He has lost his purpose...his source for entertaining!
    So please, teach your child(ren) to STEP BACK AND WALK AWAY from any bullying situation they might be about to witness.  It is the best preventive medicine and no one gets hurt.  They will take the power away from the bully and possibly save others a lot of grief.
    I hope this helps; it has helped in our school environment.  Apparently, most kids do NOT WANT to be a part of such activites.

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image89
      ThePracticalMommyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree about removing the audience.

  6. profile image0
    LikaMarieposted 11 years ago

    From the side of the potential bullying victims, I think showing how to be more confident and outgoing can help, because bullies seem to target what they read as weak personalities, and others.

    If you have a child that tends to be a natural leader and fair, teach that one how to intervene on behalf of the bully victim.  An assertive and firm person that takes a stand can make the bully think about their actions...

    The bully could probably use some sort of intervention by the school or something, because usually it's what they're lacking at home or another self issue that makes them want to bully other kids.

    1. ThePracticalMommy profile image89
      ThePracticalMommyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a great idea to teach kids how to be confident and to stand up for themselves (not necessarily by fighting back).

    2. profile image0
      LikaMarieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's not necessarily an end all, but I remember a bully in particular, that resorted to her starting an actual fight with me & I didn't back down.  When her & 2 friends were picking on a refugee student, I stood by & they didn't go furthe

  7. MellyMoo profile image60
    MellyMooposted 11 years ago

    Give the bullies consequences such as scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush, cleaning toilets, collecting rubbish etc. Also, these bullies most likely come from unhappy homes&have not been taught how to behave. We can't change their parents but maybe putting them into special classes where they are taught manners, self respect&rewards for good behaviour, that would surely help

  8. feenix profile image57
    feenixposted 11 years ago

    In my opinion, it is impossible to "prevent or stop bullying."  In fact, I view any attempt to "prevent or stop bullying" to be in the same league as an attempt to prevent or stop hurricanes and earthquakes. 

    Thus, I believe that all of the emphasis should be on teaching individuals and groups ways to defend themselves against bullies and bullying -- the same as when people are taught to withstand and deal with unpreventable and inevitable natural disasters.

  9. Efficient Admin profile image87
    Efficient Adminposted 11 years ago

    I believe the bully has some issues at home.  If it is a child it is a reflection of something going on at home, like a parent bullying the child, or perhaps the child learns from the bullying parent.  If the underlying reason or cause of the bullying behavior can be identified, then a remedy to solve the bully solution is more likely.

  10. connorj profile image69
    connorjposted 11 years ago

    After much thought, I believe the most significant method is to treat the bully (not the victim). Now please understand the victim will need empathy and attention; however, the cause (of this) is the bully. The issue(s) are with the bully (or his/her environment) not the victim... It is the bully that needs treatment. Therefore, I would focus on the bully or his/her family situation...

  11. profile image0
    Leela Rainelleposted 11 years ago

    Unfortunately, there will probably never be an end-all to the ongoing epidemic, but each case has a chance to change for the better.

    I was bullied severely as a kid and I continued to try and find some adult who would believe it was as bad as I was saying, even though there were dozens of daily witnesses and some physical scars to be seen. Even if someone did believe I was being bullied at all, they did not believe how much damage it was doing.

    My #1 thing that I tell people to do is if they are a younger person or even a child: back up the story of the person being bullied, especially when speaking with adults. If you are an adult BELIEVE THE CHILD. True, there will be a few instances where the bullying is non-existent, but please do not let that be your first thought. If you do not reach out and help the child, chances are no one is, and if the child feels alone, that is a scar that cuts just as deep as the bullying itself.


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