If You Have A Bully

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What to Do

The first thing you can do is IGNORE THE BULLY. Don't give them any response to their actions towards you; they are looking for a reaction from you and if they get one they will continue their bullying.

If ignoring them doesn't seem to be working, look them in the eye and speak in a clear voice and tell them to leave you alone. Then walk away; do not stand there and wait for the bully to say something. This shows them that you are not afraid. Go right away and tell an adult that you trust (people you might want to tell are: parents, teachers, the principal, school counselor, or older friends). Do not fight back; you may get hurt or just make the situation worse.

If they don't help you or do anything, find someone else and tell them. Never keep being bullied a secret! Avoid all areas where the bully would pick on you or hang out. Lastly, surround yourself with people who will stand up for you. Bullies tend to pick on kids more when they are alone.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need someone to talk to

  • For non-emergency calls, call the city police at 705-949-6300 or check the School Directory for your school officer's contact numbers.
  • You can visit our Contact Us page to send an email straight to an officer here at the station. Please be aware that the information that you provide may lead to charges or an arrest.
  • If you wish to stay anonymous and not provide your name please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or 705-942-7867.
  • For an immediate emergency call 911.

You can also contact the Telephone Crisis Services at 705-759-3398 or 1-800-721-0077. They offer emergency contact for depression and suicide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the local Sault Area hospitals. Do not hesitate to contact them if you are depressed and/or having thoughts of suicide. There is help. Please call.

What should you say to someone when you want to tell them about being bullied? First start off by saying what happened to you and what you did. Say who bullied you and who saw it happened, where it happened and how often it happened.