Tip 5: Don’t Give Bullying an Audience. A Parent’s Perspective

In a hallway situation you don’t want to
give them an audience, because that audience feeds the powerbase of the bully. I tell my girls that if you laugh that means
you agree with what’s happening. And you may not be the person bullying directly, but
you’re certainly supporting the situation. And you’re just as responsible then for
hurting that person. And that you need to take accountability then for how you’re
responding to it. You may not have initiated it, but to support it is a behavior that we
wouldn’t accept at our house.