Bullying: Tips for Parents...




Tips for Parents




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Assertiveness Skills for Students Who are Bullied


Note: Use the following information only with the recommendation of your teacher or counselor and your parents. These strategies should also be used with other strategies to keep you safe.

General Strategies:



Look confident (assertive body language) by standing tall and holding your head up.

Don’t cry and run off. Instead move closer, turn sideways, and have non-threatening eye contact.

Keep your facial expressions neutral. Don’t look sad and don’t look angry.

Hold your arms beside your body. Don’t hold your arms up like you want to fight.

Make your assertive comment and then walk off confidently.



Specific Strategies:


Assertiveness Strategies for Siblings and Other Students (Bystanders)



Note: Use the following information only with the recommendation of your teacher or counselor and your parents. These strategies should also be used with other strategies to keep you and others safe.


General Strategies:

Look confident (assertive body language) by standing tall, with your shoulders back

Move closer to the bully, beside the victim, turn sideways, and give the bully non-threatening eye contact

Keep your facial expressions neutral

Keep your arms beside your body

Make your stand then leave the situation

Specific Strategies:



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