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Tips on dealing with bullies in certain situations
Talk to a person in high position in the company about what has been going on. If the person does not want to believe you, talk to your local unions, or employment governing bodies for advice.
- Move your seat! Ask a friend to move with you. If you are not allowed to change seats, ask an adult if you can change it. If they say no, tell your parents so they can talk to the person in charge to get your seat changed.
- Sit close to an adult! Bullies cannot bully around an adult, so sit as close to one as you can. If an adult who is supervising does not see the problem, tell a teacher you trust or your parents.
- Be the first one to enter the lunchroom and the first one to leave! Do not waste time in the halls when going to lunch or when getting back to class after lunch. Wasting time only gives bullies more opportunity to bother you.
In the Hallway
- Always be aware of who is ahead of you! If you see a bully or teaser ahead of you, do not pass the person and give him/her the opportunity to bother you by noticing that you are there! Take your time and slow down a little so they get farther ahead of you.
- Always be aware of who is behind you! Do not allow a bully or teaser to stay behind you in the hall. They will most likely follow you until you have reached a part of the school with no teachers around so they can harass you without fear of being caught. If you notice a bully or teaser behind you, stop and let them pass. Stop to say hello to a favorite teacher or go to the front office or the nurses office to say hello.
- Go a different way when possible! If your school has a first and second floor, you may have a choice of taking more than one way to class. Choose the safest way. Even if the safest one is the longest one, it is worth the longer walk to prevent giving the bully or teaser an opportunity to bother you.