Many of us have experienced being bullied in one way or the other. It can get so bad that it affects our schoolwork, health and the way we feel about ourselves.
So how do you deal with bullies? Here are a few ways you can deal with a bully:
• Avoid Them
The best way to deal with bullies is to avoid them. When a bully confronts you, stay calm and simply walk away. This requires a lot of control from you because you have to put up with a lot of embarrassment from them. Your lack of action might force the bully to go somewhere else. What if the bully makes it impossible for you to avoid and escape? That leads us to the next tip.
• Tell an Adult
When a bully makes it difficult for you to escape, then you have to tell an adult. You can tell your parents, teachers, or even the principal. Don’t be surprised that the first person you might tell may not listen to you or may not take it as anything serious. So what do you do in such a case?
• Continue to Speak up
You have to keep speaking up until someone listens to you and does something about it. Telling an adult doesn’t make you a snitch or a crybaby. Those are just words your bullies might use to keep you quiet. So don’t keep quiet because bullying is a serious problem that needs to be handled by adults.
• Don’t Show Them You Aren’t Okay
Another important thing you have to keep in mind is that nothing is wrong with you. You aren’t fat, a loser or all sorts of names you have been called. So, don’t show them that something is wrong with you. The less you show them that nothing is wrong with you, the more likely they will leave you alone.
• Have a Few Friends Around
You may have heard that there is strength in numbers. That is why animals hunt in packs. In terms of dealing with a bully, having a few friends around is often enough to make sure that the confrontation doesn’t result in a fight. Do keep in mind that your friends might not always be around, but if they are, try and stick with them. On the other hand, don’t allow your friends to give you over confidence or turn you into a bully.
So there you have it. These are just a few ways you can deal with bullies. Give these tips a go, and I’m pretty sure they will go a long way to help you avoid and deal with bullies.