Bullying is not very creative. Yes, it can manifest in different ways, verbal taunts, threats, violence or cyber campaign of harassment. But that’s pretty much it.
Bullying is distressing and sometimes traumatic, but the fact that it really only manifests in a few ways even though the details of what exactly is being said is different is good news.
There is really only one way to get unwanted behavior to stop. And there are only 4 different types of stereotypical scenarios that play out. This means you only need a few basic strategies to deal with the problem of bullying. Sure the specific change, but your strategy doesn’t really need to..
You need 3 strategies.
1) What to do if the bullying is verbal (and yes cyberbullying falls into this category).
2) What to do if you are threatened
3) What to do if you are the victim of actual physical violence (stealing falls into this category btw).
That’s it. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time something happens. The boring repetition of the routine is part of what makes this work.
I have a cheat sheet to help you remember what you have to do.
You do have to join the website, but it’s free – and you can always unsubscribe from the newsletter once you get the document. To get it – visit the downloads page – https://bullyvaccineproject.com/courses/downloads/
In the meantime, check out this free how to stop a bully flow chart – http://bullyvaccineproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/bullyingflowchart.pdf