Bring It Together
Relational bullying is unlike other types of bullying because it is usually done behind the victim’s back. Bullies use friendships as a way to hurt others.
- Relational bullying hurts both the victim and the group.
- The bully relies on the bystanders to do her dirty work, so this type of bullying cannot happen without you.
- Bystanders do not jump on the bandwagon! The easiest way to stop relational bullying is by not taking part in it at all.
- Victims, learning to stop making assumptions and dealing with relational bullying directly can help stop it from happening to again.
It starts with you:
Bystanders, learning more about how to be a better friend can prepare you to support the victims of bullying. This link will give you specific tips and ideas on improving your listening and friendship skills in respect to bullying.
Are you part of the solution or part of the problem? Take our relational bullying quiz (DOC) and find out if you may be a bully.
If you think you may be a bully click here to learn steps to change your behavior (DOC).
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