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If You Experience Bullying - 60 Second Response

If You Experience Bullying - 60 Second Response

This month on PACERTalks About Bullying, we've been answering the question, "Can a friend be bullying me?" We know it's not always easy to identify if a situation is bullying or not. If it is bullying, this leads to another challenge: what should you do if you're being bullied? That's why this week we're sharing more about what students who experience bullying can do.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 2:36 minutes
  • Date Posted: 2/18/2020

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 3

We are thrilled to return for a third season of PACERTalks About Bullying with more interviews, stories, and tips on making the world a kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive place. New this season is the “60 second response,” in which students, adults, and PACER's NBPC staff help answer your most frequently asked questions about bullying prevention.


>> Hey, everyone. Welcome back to Pacer Talks about Bullying. I'm Bailey, and we're so glad you're here.

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The past few weeks, we've been taking some time to answer a common question that we get about bullying, which is all about friendship and if a friend can be bullying me. It's not easy to identify if a situation is bullying or not. But we also know that if you are experiencing bullying, it's also really tricky to then figure out what to do about it.

So, because of that, we wanted to spend some time in the next two episodes talking all about what you can do if you experience bullying. In this week's episode, we'll be answering that question in 60 seconds or less, and in next week's episode, we'll be having elementary school students share their insight to the exact same question. Now that you know more about this week's episode, let's get into the video.

If you're experiencing bullying, it's not always easy to know what to do, but remember that you have options. First, know that no one ever deserves to be bullied. You have the right to ask for help, and you don't have to go through this experience alone. As difficult as it might be, an important first step is to connect with someone and share more about what's going on.

Ideally, that would be a parent or an adult that you trust. If you don't feel comfortable talking about it with an adult, try first confiding in the friend and asking for their help in sorting out the situation with a goal of talking to an adult. When talking with an adult, share about what happened, who was involved, and steps that you've already taken. Then, create a plan together, asking for their advice, but also sharing your own ideas. Your perspective is important, because it allows the adults to know the best way to support you, in a way that you feel comfortable. Your voice is important, and your opinion on what to do matters.

And with that, that's a wrap, on this sixth episode of Pacer Talks about Bullying. Make sure to join us right back here next week, as we help elementary school students answer the exact same question. They have amazing insights that you won't want to miss. We'll see you then, and remember, together we can create a world without bullying. See you.

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