Pre K – 12th grade
Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
When we stand together no one stands alone! Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying?
Bullying is never okay, cool, or acceptable.
No one EVER deserves to be bullied.
Targets of Bullying – What Can They Do?
If you’re being bullied, there’s a lot you can do:
- Know that you do not deserve what is happening.
- Tell someone: your parents, a teacher or trusted adult. Report it!
- Develop a plan, with the help of an adult, about how you can respond to the situation.
- Decide—with the help of an adult—how other students might help.
Witnesses – What Can They Do?
If you see someone being bullied, speak up!
- When students are willing to say they think something is wrong, they can make a difference.
- Let others know that you don’t accept bullying at your school, and others will be more willing to speak up, too.
- If you see bullying, you can tell a grown-up. It’s okay to tell. Reach out!
- Be kind to the kid being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone.
- Tell the kid who is being bullied that he or she doesn’t deserve to be treated that way. Nobody does.
- Ask friends to join you in being a kid against bullying.
It’s okay to tell an adult when you see bullying. In fact, it’s a really smart thing to do!
Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying
Bullying does not always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails. There are things you can do to protect yourself.
- Always think about what you post. You never know what someone will forward. Being kind to others online will help to keep you safe. Do not share anything that could hurt or embarrass anyone.
- Keep your password a secret from other kids. Even kids that seem like friends could give your password away or use it in ways you don’t want. Let your parents have your passwords.
- Think about who sees what you post online. Complete strangers? Friends? Friends of friends? Privacy settings let you control who sees what.
- Keep your parents in the loop. Tell them what you’re doing online and who you’re doing it with. Let them friend or follow you. Listen to what they have to say about what is and isn’t okay to do. They care about you and want you to be safe.
- Talk to an adult you trust about any messages you get or things you see online that make you sad or scared. If it is cyberbullying, report it.