What can you do?
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Talk to the victim’s and the bully’s teachers and other school staff Ask your school to set up safe zones where a victim of bullying can go to stand so that school staff will recognize immediately that in- tervention is needed Recognize that both bully and victim may be in need of counseling and, if possible, help to make that happen Always praise young people for kind acts and for cooperating Always reinforce that violence and physical force are unacceptable Teach young people through role modeling how to behave and interact with others without bullying Praise young people for reporting incidents and ensure that they will be comfortable reporting further incidents Monitor your young people’s internet access and cell-phone usage, as these may be hidden media for bullying
Your school district administration, teachers and counselors
Cayuga Counseling Services, Inc
Second Step Violence Prevention Program
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