Bystanders are those who witness bullying and/or online bullying happening yet don’t do anything to stop it. Very often, this is because they don’t know what to do or they are afraid of retaliation.
If you witness any form of bullying, it is important to tell someone. By doing nothing, you are sending a message to the bully that their behaviour is acceptable – and it isn’t!
Standing up to a bully is frightening. Telling someone is frightening – but if we don’t do this, the bullying will continue. People cannot help if they don’t know what is happening.
Whether you know the person being bullied or not, there are things that you, as a bystander, can safely do to support them:
Remember, no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
Don’t be part of the problem, be part of the SOLUTION!