How do I escape bullies?

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Last Updated: 06/10/2019 at 7:42am
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Anonymous
January 23rd, 2015 9:49am
Bullies are children or even adults whom have struggles in their own life and tend to lash out on others. Try speaking to them in a calm manor of concern, and if that doesnt work then further actions will need to be approached.
Vatsa
April 11th, 2015 11:48am
you need not to escape bullies. you need to face them. stand for yourself, and tell them you are not weak enough to be bent and broken so easily.
ColourfulThorns
June 23rd, 2015 3:36pm
To escape bullies, ignore them. When you ignore them, they'll feel like you are not affected and most probably it'll make them to stop bullying you.
xxwildflowerxx
May 15th, 2015 1:42pm
You can escape bullies by 1) standing up to them or talking to them personally,because some bullies only bully other people because they are going through something, and who knows, if we can get them to open up then we can help them change their ways. 2) if they bully just because they want to, then maybe it's time to report them to the school authorities for help
TacoTuesday95
January 12th, 2016 1:03pm
How you can escape bullying in my own opinion is by trying to block them out or even just not pay attention to them in general. All they want is to see you at your weakest because they get joy from it. So if you take that away from them they will get bored and leave you alone. So basically what im saying is just avoid them at all causes possible.
ChrisBerg1985
January 26th, 2015 3:00pm
Altough there is no easy answer to this problem, I did try my best to ignore them. Not give in to a reaction they wanted. Having a loving support from family or friends would be especially beneficial, as I feel it helps a lot to talk about it.
Anonymous
February 17th, 2015 10:29am
Ignore them!If that doesn't work,I suggest you tell an adult so they can deal with it!Dont keep getting tormented.
RavenGirl
May 23rd, 2015 7:54am
Put distance between the bully and you. You have to tell people, because they can help. Having a support system to deal with a bully is the best thing I ever did.
Waterbear
June 18th, 2015 3:18am
If you're in school and the teachers won't intervene when you report the bullying, a useful but limiting strategy is to stay near a teacher at all times. Bullies usually won't attack in front of a teacher. A less miserable option, if you can manage it, is to band together with a couple of other bullied kids so you have strength in numbers.
Anonymous
August 25th, 2015 7:29pm
Get help. You need to tell someone you can trust- whether a family member, a friend, or a teacher. Sometimes bullies don't know they're being bullies. So if you're comfortable enough, tell them outright. But if it doesn't stop, and you know they're doing it to hurt you, get help immediately. Try not to be alone with them. Bullies are often folks who project their own pain onto someone else.
Anonymous
August 31st, 2015 9:59pm
Tell a teacher, parent, or school staff member. If that doesn't help then contact the school principal to talk about the issues of bullying.
sumansam
September 14th, 2015 6:09am
You don't escape from bullies. You fight through them, only then you can become a hero in your true form.
Apanda
December 7th, 2015 9:49pm
Confidence! The one thing bullies are scared of is not being able to hurt their target. It can help to express your concerns to a friend, family member, or teacher, and have them back you up.
Alethiology
February 8th, 2016 3:46pm
Block them out and try not to let them get to you. Talk to someone. You know you best and you can help yourself by not letting them get to you. There are mean people everywhere, choose to listen to the nice crowd, because, they're those who are right.
Anonymous
May 17th, 2016 9:52pm
When i was young i was bullied by many for having short hair i used to laugh at them not because i found them funny but to show them that their words doesn't bother me, bullies bully because somehow we let them bully us if we show a bit of confidence in our face no bullies can bully us!
daniellekay
November 21st, 2016 5:39am
As much as you think adults and teachers are useless, the first think you need to do is seek out their help. It can really make a difference depending on their ability to mitigate the situation. However, if it fails, then be confident, face the bullies, express how they mean nothing to you and stop responding to them.
YouReason
July 17th, 2018 5:20am
Learn to stand up for yourself, and if that’s not an option find someone to help you through it, possibly on this app.
Anonymous
June 10th, 2019 7:42am
Bullying is a very sensible topic which got very important in the last few years because of the internet, where it‘s even more easier to bully someone online and anonymously. You can only escape if you talk to someone like your parents and teachers. If that doesn't help try to ask the bullies, why they are that rude to you. Don’t feel like nobody‘s there because that wouldn’t help at all. Try to stay as much self confident as you could and if nothing works, go to the police department where they can help you too. Also there are many listeners here, who can give you a bit self esteem back and show their empathy for you!