Thirteen Reasons Why Bullying Prevention - school bullying
RUMORS AND GOSSIP
ACTIONS THAT ENABLE BULLYING
SELF-CONTROL AND POSITIVE WORDS
ACTIONS THAT COMBAT BULLYING
I'm not sure that's true. You're being a little mean. Let's talk about something else.
From the beginning of Hannah's time at Crestmont High, rumors fly about her and Justin. This leads to her negative reputation and a host of other untrue rumors. Even people who are friendly to Hannah hear and pass on these rumors.
Hannah's so pretty. I'd like to talk to her, but I hear she is way more experienced than me. Out of my league.
Do not engage in gossip and spreading rumors. Many rumors are untrue, but even if true they can be very harmful to a person's self-esteem. Stopping the rumor chain can be as simple as redirecting the conversation. It can also be helpful to say something positive about a person to help build them up rather than tear them down. Remember, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
GET TO KNOW SOMEONE
Hi Hannah, how are you? Would you like to eat lunch with me today?
Clay falls into the trap of judging Hannah based on the rumors he hears about her. His belief that she has a lot of sexual experience with boys makes him hesitate to befriend her. Had he befriended her earlier, she might not have felt so alone.
WATCHING BULLYING OR ASSAULT WITHOUT INTERVENING
We should get to know someone before we draw conclusions about them. Sometimes you will find they are exactly like you thought they were, but other times you will be surprised by what you find. We are less likely to think of someone as different, odd, or worthless once we get to know them.
STANDING UP FOR THOSE BEING HURT
Dude, can't you see she's uncomfortable? I think you should leave her alone.
When Marcus starts to molest Hannah in Rosie's diner, his actions are visible to most of the people in the diner. It is clear that he is making Hannah uncomfortable, yet no one in the diner does anything to intervene. Zach comes up and speaks to Hannah only after Marcus has left.
Somebody help me!
When someone is being hurt, you should do something to stop it. Sometimes this means stepping up and stopping the behavior yourself. Other times it means calling for help or reporting the incident to a trusted adult.