How to Handle the Bully

Ways to Handle the Bully

  • Try preventing a run-in with the bully
  • Stand tall and be brave
  • Get a buddy (and be a buddy)
  • Ignore the bully
  • Don’t show your feelings—remember the bully is looking for a reaction
  • Tell an adult
  • Practice the fogging technique—if a bully makes fun of you, agree with the bully
    Example: (The Bully)—“Your shoes are so ugly” (You)—“I know, right?”

Ways NOT to Handle the Bully


  • Think it’s your fault for being bullied
  • Fight back or bully a person back
  • Keep it to yourself and just hope the bullying will go away
  • Skip or avoid school—don’t let the bully control your life!

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