By: Anna Maria Hrubizna
Many children are afraid to help victims because they are afraid of the bully.
The consequences are powerful and well meaning children think twice before they STEP UP to help the victim.
Children need to be guided by a well meaning adult on how to report a bully and on how to get help when they know they need help.
Open communication with parents, and teachers is very important.
Children should learn how to report bullies without the bullies knowing who reported them.
Once bullies are reported and action is taken to reduce bullying children are happier. The bully is less likely to bully.
A responsible teacher and administrator should help the bully to take responsibility for
the bully actions and guide the bully to change the bully behavior.