- Learning this old phrase: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
- Don’t give bullies the reaction they want.
Recent efforts are more focused on stopping bullying altogether.
When I was a kid, there was more emphasis on equipping kids on how to deal with bullies. The two tactics above worked well. I dare say, that on occasion, standing up to the bullies also worked.
News stories of kids who injure themselves, or worse, because of bullies, seem to subtly accept that bullying could result in such things.
Bullying should not result in such things.