|12 Bully-Free Tips
|© 2009-2011 by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons
All Rights Reserved
for dealing with bullies
plus other stories
Conflict Resolution Specialist
Tip #1 to avoid bullying: Use good posture:
Using good posture is not just good for your health, it also helps you NOT become a target for a potential bully.
USING GOOD POSTURE
Tip #2 to avoid bullying: Use good eye contact :
There are multiple benefits to making good eye-contact with others. It demonstrates active listening. It allows you to make personal connections with others one-on-one or when giving a speech. It also helps you NOT become a target for a potential bully.
USING GOOD EYE-CONTACT
Tip #3 to avoid bullying: Smile and laugh:
Smiling at others and displaying a good sense of humor is not just a sign of being a friendly person, it also has two other benefits: it is good for your mental health and it also helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
SMILING & LAUGHING
FROWNING & CRYING
Tip #4 to avoid bullying: Practice deep breathing:
Remembering to take deep, calming breaths is not only good for your health, it also helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
Tip #5 to avoid bullying: Save your tears for a safe place:
Crying and venting sometimes feel necessary in order to release negative feelings; however, it is important that your child not allow a bully to witness those tears. Finding a private place to cry helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
Tip #6 to avoid bullying: Spend time with friends:
Having friends feels good as it gives you allies and a support system. Being a good friend enriches your life even more. Having friends and being a good friend also helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
Tip #7 to avoid bullying: Practice your talents and skills:
Practicing your talents and skills are not only an important way to enrich your life, it also helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
TALENTS AND SKILLS
Tip #8 to avoid bullying: Tell an adult you’re being bullied:
Bullies are counting on the fact that you either won’t be believed or that you won’t have the courage to report that you are a victim of bullying. Telling an adult who you trust helps you to NOT become a continued target for a potential bully.
TELL AN ADULT
YOU’RE BEING BULLIED
Tip #9 to avoid bullying: Practice good hygiene:
Using good hygiene is not just important for general good health and well-being, it also helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
USING GOOD HYGIENE
Tip #10 to avoid bullying: Practice your social skills:
Learning good social skills is not just vital to having healthy interactions with people all through your life, it also helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.
Tip #11: to avoid mob mentality: Divide and conquer:
Divide and conquer by interacting with bullies one-on-one at a calm moment. As a group, that mob mentality takes over and they become overly aggressive. Making connections with each one individually helps you NOT become a target for a gang of bullies.
DIVIDE & CONQUER
Tip #12 to avoid bullying: Self-Mentor rather than getting revenge:
Bullying usually perpetuates a chain of pain of bullying back or bullying others. Instead of getting revenge, self-mentor. Find ways and activities to make yourself feel better as this too helps you to NOT become a target for a potential bully.