Sometimes it is one of your own friends who is bullying another friend. If you are close to the bully, take a stand and tell them that what they are doing is wrong. If you are afraid of getting bullied yourself, find an adult you trust and let them know what is happening.
Don’t be a bystander – a person who watches and says nothing. Don’t let yourself be an audience to the bullying because that is exactly what the bully wants – bullying is a way of “showing off”. You can step in (when a peer/friend steps in, the bullying stops in under 10 seconds over half of the time), or walk away and encourage others stop being an audience. If you can, help the victim out – do what you would want to have done for you if you were being bullied.
Finally, make sure your friend knows you are there for them – there is nothing better than a good friend.
Remember that you are important. Your life counts, and you can make a difference in this world. If you ever need to talk about this or anything else, feel free to get in touch with us. We’re here for you.