Anti Bullying

St. Joseph’s High School Top Ten Tips to Stop Bullying:

  1. Stop the bullying before it starts! Always treat other people with respect, even when you disagree with them. Be careful about what you say, and what you send.
  2. No one has the right to make you feel bad, or to hurt you physically or emotionally. If you are being bullied, you don’t have to put up with it.
  3. But being bullied is not the same as falling out or having an argument with friends. We all fall out with our mates from time to time but even when someone has upset you, remember you always have a choice about what you say to them, or about them.
  4. Don’t be a part of bullying behaviour. If you see it happening to anyone, a friend or someone you don’t even know, don’t stand and watch – go and get help, and help to stop it.
  5. Bullies always have a choice. They decide whether to bully someone or even watch someone being bullied. If you find yourself bullying someone, ask for help from someone you trust.
  6. If you are being bullied, tell someone what’s happening as soon as possible. Talk things through at home, with a friend or a teacher – and make sure they know that you want it to stop!
  7. Do not respond or retaliate. If someone is bullying you, stay calm and get yourself out of the situation wherever possible. If you try to fight back, you might make the situation worse or even get into trouble yourself.
  8. If you feel that you are being bullied, keep any evidence. Don’t delete unkind texts, messages or emails – keep a copy of everything, including pictures, video, web addresses and conversations, even if they are really embarrassing or rude.
  9. Remember, if you are being bullied, it’s not your fault. Bullying is always wrong and you do not have to put up with it.
  10. Reverse the trend! Why not say 10 kind things or send 10 nice messages to your friends this week.