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How To Stand Up To a Bully

Watch more School Survival videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to stand up to a bully with the tips in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Be assertive Phrases like "cut it out," "back off," or a firm "stop!" can catch the bully off guard. Remember, bullies tend to pick on those who don't stand up for themselves. Step 2: Have a funny comeback Respond to a bully's taunts with a funny comeback. For example, if someone makes fun of your clothes, say, "I didn't ask for your opinion, but thanks for caring," or "I don't dress to impress you, so don't worry about it." Tip When using humor to respond to a bully's taunts, keep it light -- being mean or using curse words will only make matters worse. Step 3: Don't get violent Don't get physical, even if the bully deserves to be hit. Violence will only make things worse — and may even get you in trouble. Tip The perfect time to stand up to a bully is when there are people around who can take your side. Step 4: Tell an adult If the bullying gets to be more than you can handle, speak to an adult about it—try a parent, teacher, or security guard. You have the right to feel safe. Did You Know? Nova Scotia, in Canada, has proclaimed the second Thursday of every new school year "Stand Up Against Bullying Day."
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