“I realised that bullying never has to do with you. It’s the bully who’s insecure” – Shay Mitchell
As we celebrate our youth this month, TEN81 looks at bullying, and how to deal with it.
• Don’t react to the bully
• Try to remain calm. Don’t show the bully how you feel
• Show confidence. Even if you don’t feel confident, act like you do
• Look the bully in the eye and tell them to stop, but don’t get into a confrontation. Walk away
• If possible, have a talk with the bully if the right opportunity arises
• Stay connected and hang out with a group – bullies will try to isolate you.
• Involve an adult, someone you trust, or professional person. Talk about it
• Act quickly. The longer the bully gets away with it, the more power they have over their victims
• Don’t blame yourself. The problem lies with the bully, not you
If you need advice or support, please contact:
– Dr Dick on www.men2men.co.za
– or Dr Delicious on www.womyn2womyn.co.za
– Get FREE face-to-face counselling at TEN81 in Pretoria (Book now on 012 430 3272 / 066 190 5812)
– or get FREE telephonic counselling nationwide (012 430 3272 / 066 190 5812)