Bullying Information for Kids
We often think of bullies as tough looking kids that
always have a mad look on their face. But, there is no "look" to
a bully. The most popular person, not just the meanest looking
person, can be a bully.
- picks on others
- makes sure the victim is left out
- spreads nasty rumors about another
- talks meanly about people behind their backs
- throws things at others and
- threatens to hurt
What can you do to stop bullying? Take a stand.
That means that when you see this kind of behaviour don' t let it
continue. Don't be an audience. By standing there watching,
you encourage the behaviour of the bully. Tell a teacher or
a trusted adult what's going on. Support the victim.
Let the bully know that you won't let someone be picked on.
If you are a victim, report it. It's the only
way to get help for you and the bully. Say NO!, and try to walk
away from a situation. If they want something, don't fight,
give it up and go and tell someone right away. Things like
jackets, hats and money can be replaced, your body and mind can't.
No "thing" is worth getting beaten-up for.
You can also call the Community Policing Office at 260-5833 or Youth Against Violence 1-800-680-4264 line to report
A few great websites for kids, parents and teachers
about bullying and how some kids that have been bullied feel, and
information for parents and teachers as well are:
Kids can also call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868
Teens Talk Line (you don't have to be a teen to call)
The Helpline for Children 310-1234
The Take a Stand call line 1-800-680-4264 (This one
is a message machine and an officer that works with youth in the
community will call you back)
The Community Policing Office also has and videos
and information on bullying and other personal safety issues. At
the Community Police Office we have information for school reports
on crime prevention, personal safety, anti-bullying and anti-racism
information and posters. We also have great ideas for school
events to help make your school a bully-and racist free zone.