What Is Bullying?
An intentional behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates someone either physically or emotionally at school, in the community, or online. Bullying occurs at much higher rates to children with hearing loss.
What to do if you're bullied:
DON'T FIGHT BACK
It can be hard, and some may tell you to fight back, but it’s never the answer.
If you feel safe, confront the bully and tell them, with confidence, to stop.
It may be scary, but an adult can help stop bullying and make things better.
Even acting like you aren’t afraid can help, and maybe next time you won’t need to fake it.
How to help someone who's being bullied:
Do not watch the incident and say nothing or do nothing at all
Report incidents to a teacher, school counselor, school principal, or parent
Confront the bully and/or group of bullies
If you feel safe
Help the remove the victim from the situation in any way you can
If you notice someone being alone from others, invite them to join you
Discuss how the bully's behavior makes you feel with friends
Using physical actions to gain power and control over their targets.
Using words, phrases, or name-calling to gain power and control over a target.
Using emotional distress to manipulate someone.
Repeated, harmful, and humiliating actions that target a person sexually.
Using the internet, smartphones, or technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target someone.