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How can I prevent bullying from further taking place?

16 Answers
Last Updated: 01/25/2021 at 6:16am
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Top Rated Answers
May 2nd, 2015 7:23pm
Dear, You can try to be good to them..Its hard..Next to impossible!But Bullies are very weak on the inside..They bully someone to distract the crowd from their weaknesses.."Be the change you want to see in this world"
December 21st, 2015 8:23pm
Be the best person you can be and don't care about what other people think! You are your own person and you should always be proud of who you are! If you are happy and love yourself, bullying can never happen to you. You can also stand up for others and make sure that bullying never happens to other people. Stand together to be strong.
June 16th, 2020 3:23am
I think a good place to start is speaking up when you see something. I know most of us have heard "Don't be a bystander, be an upstander," but there really is something to that. Speaking out against bullying is difficult for a lot of people. Either because you don't want to be seen as oversensitive or uncool, or even to become a target of bullying yourself. Speaking up is necessary though. Targets of bullying are often people who are vulnerable and who already struggle with speaking out or are ignored by others who would prefer not to inconvenience themselves by getting involved. It might seem like overreacting, but really bullying will not stop until somebody shines a bright and unrelenting light on it.
February 25th, 2015 10:35pm
Be a good person. Follow the golden rule: do to other as you want to have done unto you. Have respect for people. And lastly, unless you yourself are perfect, you have absolutely no right to judge others.
March 5th, 2015 3:29pm
Stick with your friends. Bullies are far less likely to approach you when you're with others, and if they do you'll have people there to stick up for you.
April 20th, 2015 9:42pm
Try to not give a reaction - keep your head up high. If someone is bullying you it is usually because they are insecure about themselves. Make friend with some nice people for support.
July 20th, 2015 5:00pm
Just focus on yourself and try to avoid people who are judgmental and put you down. I was bullied in school a lot but I just tried to block it out. I used to just focus on my goals and stick to the friends and family that really cared about me.
August 11th, 2015 3:55am
Talk to a counselor or get professional help. Do not face the bully if you think you might get hurt.
November 2nd, 2015 6:19am
You can prevent bullying from taking place by politely telling them to stop and if they don't stop then you need to let someone you trust know such as your parents or an adult
November 3rd, 2015 12:36am
Bullying is less likely to be stopped by the victim alone without getting any help. Most bullies bully because they think bullying can make them look strong. This is why bullies often stick together as a group rather than being one individual. If you are affected (you might feel isolated and upset by the situation), you are potentially "feeding" their motivation and likely to worsen the situation. I would suggest getting someone else involved. This person can be a teacher, a family member or a counsellor. He/she has the ability to protect you from future bullying opportunities or he/she can simply stop the bullies when things happen.
October 4th, 2016 9:10pm
You can discourage people and also seek help. Tell someone responsible. There are many help lines and organisation available you can seek their help from them
October 25th, 2016 5:52am
Preventing bullying is typically not possible given the rules and regulations of today's schools and public places. Bullies will bully, however, befriending the bullied and confronting the bully afterwards is never the wrong answer.
July 10th, 2017 1:29am
Yes you can talk to an adult, just make sure you never physically fight the bully unless your defending your self.
June 4th, 2018 9:04pm
If you are the one being bullied, take the wind out of their sails. Do not give the bullying individual the reaction that they need to feel satisfied.
November 19th, 2019 5:07am
A good way to prevent bullying is to first decide to stand up for your rights. We can start with realizing that everyone has strengths and weaknesses. So do you, and anyone trying to bully you. Most bullies are only trying to take unfair advantage of your goodness and/or weak points. You could start by introspecting what is allowing the bully to misbehave with you - is it a good quality like easily trusting or being naturally helpful that is sought to be misused? or is it some real or perceived weakness that is being targeted as a leverage over you? In any case, it helps to make up you mind to STOP submitting to the bullying tactics. Depending on the situation, you could choose to call out the bully's game immediately or tactfully withdraw at that point in time. You could choose to cut the bully off from your contact, if it is possible and makes sense for you. In other situations, you could start working on overcoming your weakness, if any and secretly thank the bully to get you started on a great improvement journey!!
January 25th, 2021 6:16am
You can further prevent bullying by being present, and taking action! If you or someone you know is being bullied, turn the bully in! REPORT! REPORT! REPORT! You should always report a bully, at school, work etc. Stand up for yourself and others! Don't back down, bullies like to pick on people they think won't do anything about it. One of the best things you can do for yourself is stand up for yourself. It takes all of the "fun" and "power" away from the bully. Once they start to see you're not afraid, they will more than likely back down.