Want to reduce bigotry? Talk to People.

In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation. The website Vox wrote an article about this research here: https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/11/15/13595508/racism-research-study-trump The technique …

Resisting Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a form of bullying. It’s a form of threat – either do this thing, or you aren’t “cool” or part of the “in group.” Learning how to resist peer pressure will help you be more confident and help keep you safe.

Sometimes people surprise you

Very few bullies think of themselves as bullies. No matter how horrible someone seems to you, you should not think of them as horrible people. Most likely, they aren’t. And if you let them, they may just surprise you.

Social Groups and Bullying

There are many ways to stand up to a bully. Sometimes it involves, actually standing up, but really, all it is is removing their reward. I realize this isn’t helpful on it’s own, so let me give you an example of what I mean using social groups as the tool.