How To Stand Up To a Bully
Watch more School Survival videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/374-School-Survival Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS 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: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 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."