Laugh or make a joke of it
Walk away or ignore (once)
Find safe places or people
Choose not to believe the bully
To help your child recognize his/her choices and personal power when they tell you stories of teasing you can ask questions such as those listed below or make comments that reinforce this lesson.
Did you bite?
I see a hook.
Someone's been fishing.
How could you avoid that hook?
How can you swim free?
The children work on developing their own Bully Proof Defense Shield, which they can show you as well.
Homework: Review the "Bully Free Island" poster sent home. Encourage the children to use this as a reference when you find yourself in the role of the Bully, Target, or Bystander. Click here to see a color version of the Bully Free Island poster. https://youthlight.com/images/bfpost.jpg