A lot of young people have a good idea of what bullying is because they see it every day! Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself.
Usually, bullying happens over and over.
Bullying also can happen online or electronically. Cyber bullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology.
This can include:
"I pledge to shut down bullying wherever I see it. I will choose not to participate in any activity that might affect another person adversely. I'll urge my friends and peers to take the same pledge. I have the POWER To Shut It Down – Bullying Is Not Okay!”
Dwight Howard talks bout bullies and how to deal with them
There's no shame in admitting you've been bullied. In fact, studies show that between 15-25% of U.S. student are bullied with some degree of frequency.
The important thing to remember is that you're not alone. Talk to a friend, your parents, an older sibling or an adult you trust. Read the tips below and learn to rise above bullying.
Avoid bullies and places where bullies are. If the bully won't stay away from you then stay calm and ignore the bully and walk away. The bully wants you to get mad so don't.