9 Pieces of Practical Advice About Bullying

9 Pieces of Practical Advice About Bullying

Bullying knows no borders — it occurs in every country in the world — and its impact can last long after the incidents end. We asked people from the TED community who have firsthand experience of the problem to offer their best advice. 1. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness … “Don’t think that letting someone else know you’re being bullied or asking them for help is a sign of weakness or that it’s a situation you should be able to handle on your own. Going through it alone isn’t a sign of strength on your part, because that’s what the bully wants. They want your isolation, they want you to feel helpless, and if they think they got you in that position, then they’re often emboldened. That was a mistake I made as a kid. It made things worse. When you don’t reach out, you feel like nobody understands what you’re going through and nobody can help you. Those monologues in your mind start getting louder.” — Eric Johnson , sixth-grade teacher from Indiana and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator ( TEDxYouth@BHS Talk: How do you want to be remembered ?) 2. … And telling someone […]

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