What do I do if witness bullying on the playground?

If you are on a playground and you see a kid hurting or making fun of another kid, your first impulse might be to turn around and pretend you don’t see it. But imagine how that bullied kid is feeling, and you’ll know that the right thing to do is to try to put a stop to it. The best thing to do is to find a teacher or another adult and tell that person what is happening. Or, if the situation doesn’t feel like it could threaten your personal safety, the best thing you can do is stand up for the kid being bullied. Kids who make fun of others usually expect to get a laugh from their friends, and if you show the bully that his or her teasing isn’t funny and that you support the person being teased, it could end the teasing.


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