Drama: Is It Happening to You? Advice for Teens Who Are Experiencing Bullying

PACER Center, Inc.,
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
Year Published: 2012
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PACER Center, Inc.
PACER Center Action Information Sheets, ACTion Sheet: BP-17

This tip sheet offers advice for teens who are experiencing bullying. Whether you call it drama, bullying, teasing, or harassment - it hurts. If you’re pushed or hit, it can hurt physically. If people ignore you or post mean things about you online, it can hurt emotionally. If it has happened to you, you’ve probably wondered, “Why me?” You know how painful it is to be treated this way. So what can you do about it? You can take back control, but you don’t have to do it on your own. Begin by talking to your parent or another adult you can trust. Then consider these three steps for handling the situation at school: know that you are not alone, be a self-advocate, and assert your rights. The tip sheet includes suggestions for taking the three steps.

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