How do you deal with bullying and name-calling?

Last week was No-Name Calling Week and to recognize it we're featuring content to help educate you on the effects of bullying and let you share your experiences! Take a look at some featured content, then let us know how you deal with bullying and name-calling!

What is No-Name Calling Week all about?

No Name-Calling Week is recognized annually and this year is from January 24-28, 2011. It's a week dedicated to education and creative activities designed to end bullying of all kinds. At Discovery Girls, we know that bullying is a real part of our readers' lives, and we hope in providing content and sharing your personal stories we help you cope with these issues and give you a place to share your thoughts and experiences.

Bullying Content on DiscoveryGirls.com

Did you know that...

  • 76% of girls have been bullied!
  • 70% of girls have had someone make a comment that made them feel bad about themselves!
  • 49% of girls have had a classmate make fun of them about their looks.
  • 30% of girls are worried they'll be picked on for not being pretty enough!

 

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I deal with them by just ignoring it! i know it's hard at first because they're soooooooooooo annoying but it gets easier knowing that you don't even have to hear them say it.
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i totally agree with u!
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The first thing to do is stick up for yourself.Never let a bully know you are weak that will just make it worse! I have had experience and I do not want it to happen to anyone else! I think we should all just try to get along in this Planet we call earth. We could all work together to stop bullying in all ways. I have had enough experience from bullying that I am so through with it! I could give many ways why it is a good idea to stop bullying. .
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Definitely right. Just ignore them. They'll probably keep making fun of you as you walk away, but their just trying to shorten your fuse. I should know, it's really tough, even with cyberbullies. But with practice, you'll come to be a better person, and be the one to end the name-calling and harassing once and for all.
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I get a teacher or other adult because who knows after you are getting bullied and just ignoring they can be hurting someone else! If you get an adult I am 99% sure that bully will stop!
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its hard just to ignore it! u need to get your feeling out to a family or friend!!
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First of all you can ignore them at first, but if u keep those things are inside you u can get depressed,angry,moody ect...... u ALWAYS NEED to tell a family or friend!!!!!!!!!!! ~abbirocks~
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You were so right because even if you ignore it the bully might bully other kids, not just you.
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The only reason they are bullying you is to hurt you or make you mad, so if you ignore them and act like they're not getting to you, they will see no point in bullying you. If you tell a teacher or adult, they will fix the problem for you. It really just depends on the situation.
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i have never been bullied but if I was I would ignore it. I would WALK AWAY. The bully would get mad because they are not making me mad. Telling an adult is a good technique too, but then you are showing the bully that they are doing their bully job by making you upset. And of course, you can't get a teacher for every single thing. Sometimes it's just better to ignore so you can move on with your life.
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I don't know if ignoring is the trick i do that with my bro and it encourages him. Stick up for yourself by saying please leave me alone. He might have problems with parents or family at home so ask in the nicest way posssible or sit down and talk with him about why he's being mean. and be REALLY REALLY nice, ask him to get pizza or something. He will relize your not aganist him and stop!!!!

I deal with bullying by confronting the bully. I tell them that they wouldnt want to be treated that way and if that still doesnt work I just ignore them every time they pick on me.
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I tell My friends and family about my bullying problems! The BEST way to get the negative things that the bullies are doing to you is to tell someone that you are close to. It is not good to keep negative things inside you. When the bully says something mean to you STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! Don not let them bully you like that. You are who you are and don't believe anything mean thing that they tell you! They probably do not like themselves so tearing other people down make THEM fell better. Remember talk to someone you love about bullying! DO NOT keep these things inside you! ~abbyrocks :)
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Thankfully I have never been bullied! At least I've never had some one beat me up or act like a jerk to me 24/7. There are many advantages to being home schooled! But my advice is to not let what they say get to you, and if it does don't let it show. Have good comebacks prepared and just stay strong! If it becomes a beating up issue, fight back only to defend yourself and then go to a strong adult for help! Also walking away isn't a sign of weakness, it's actually a sign of strength. Good luck! :o)
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i got bullied once and it does not feel goog.until i got tired of it and put a line and told an adult.
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I'm homeschooled too! And it does have a lot of advantages:) my bff is homeschooled too;)
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Great advice! I'm homeschooled too! Yay! ~♥Nature-Lover♥

when girls bully other girls i just get sooooo mad!!!!! i think the best way to deal with bullies is to ignore them. all they want is for you to say someting back. they want to see you get angry and agrivated. like ABBYROCKS said... i think that you should stand up for yourself!!! if ignoring them doesnt work, u should definately stand up 4 your self!!!!!!! dont let them get to you. if the bullying doesnt stop no matter what you do, its best to tell an adult. the bottom line is, you are who you are, and nobody should make fun of you for it!!!! what rights do they have to judge?
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I stay with my friends at school. There's safety in groups, and I don't think anyone is willing to take on my group. If you can't do that, laugh it off. I wouldn't try coming up with a retort, because that can majorly backfire.
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I would get bullied until i got tired of it so i told the teacher.It did really feel bad all the mean things mad me cry.now when i see kids get bullied i tell teacher.so if u get bullied tel a adult.
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I have never really been bullied. But my school is trying to stop bullying. The guidance counselers gave us these tips when faced with a bully: 1. Use an I-message For example: If someone was gossiping about my outfit I would say 'I feel (upset) when you (gossip about my outfit). I would like you to stop immediately. *In the parentheses insert your feelings and what the person is doing to you. 2. Smile or laugh. For example: Mean girls are gossiping about your outfit. Just say, 'I'm glad you like it!' Bullies want a reaction from you, and you're giving them the opposite. 3. Walk away. For example: You're at the lunch table and some girls just sat down. They are taunting you about your new 'do. Just walk away sit with some other girls you know. 4. Tell an adult. This is the last step though. If you've tried all the other options, tell an adult. They will know how to put these bullies to rest. Good luck! mag_luver
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thx! that was REALLY helpful and our school is also trying to end bullying! i think a lot of schools are!
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Its actually really easy! If somebody bullies you, tell an adult, a trusted one. Not some random person you saw on the street. If you are at school or somewhere where no adults are around then speak up! Say things like "You can't bully me because I say no!" And always remember: people only bully you because they wanna make you cry. But don't just ignore or walk away! :)
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althuogh they might help i think u need to stand up for yourself not let someone stand up for u !

Um, okay. So, these 3 boys in my class are being really annoying! They call my name like 10 times in a row, and then when I look at them, they just like laugh, or look away. Lol, I dont think its really bullying but it's kinda annoying bc they do it every day. And one of the boys I've known for a while, he's on my bus. But, i don't talk to him anymore, so he just sits alone not talking. but i don't really wanna tell on them because it's kinda stupid, so i just laugh it off and ignore them but they keep doing it. So, what should i dooo???
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I remember when i started seeing the shows & movies with cliques, I tried to be one of them. I tried to have the best clothes, lie about myself & being mean to people almost daily. Then my mom, told me that being popular isn't always what's important in life. So in 3rd grade and on, I was being myself, i was proud of me. But i know from being mean to people that it will come back on me. And it did. Until i stood up for myself. When your parents may annoy you, or taunt you, be sure that you listen to thier advice. Maybe one day like me, you will learn something from and and make a diffrence in bullying and to be yourself! Cause you never know when it will creep up on you again. :)
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i ignore them. if it gets worse i will tell my parents or a teacher. no one should ever be bullied.
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They may seem like they hate your glasses or your clothes, but they're actually REALLY jealous of them! Why don't they just compliment you? Well, I really don't know. But a tip that SERIOUSLY WORKS is whenever someone bullies you, just say, "Thank you." They get all confused and stop bullying you after a few days because all they want is to make you feel bad. And if you don't act like the things they say bothers you, even if it's really hurtful or not true, they'll stop because it gets boring to bully someone when they don't care. :)
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sometimes i just laugh or smile cuz it so funny i cant talk!
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i get bullied everyday at school so its often hard for me cuz they made my friends turn on me and my teacher thinks they are always so nice and good and i'm the bully
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If you get bullied it's not very nice,and when they say mean things this is what you do ,just say things.For example if they you are a dork say ok.They might be nicer.Also say sticks and stones break my bones but words will never hurt me.
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well then she'll find out their true colors SOONER or later. the point is talk to her say" mr. or mrs. ____________ i don't feel __________ are treating me right, could you help?" or talk to your mom to help you email the teacher. you will be helped carma comes back, always remember that.
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The same thing always happens to me and I wish it would stop.

Because some of the kids in my class are bullies and the teachers thing they are really nice when they aren't.
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If you stand up for yourself and tell a principal or teacher, then the bully will not pick on you anymore.
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i used to b picked on, soooo wat i did was just be myself and, especially, be nice to them!! if u r nice 2 them , they will be so confused and not know how to respond to your actions, and they will just back off after a little while!
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I was reading the other day and there was surprisingly a lot of celebrities that got bullied before they were famous! Taylor swift got bullied in middle school to the point that she had no friends and it inspired her to write her songs. Lady Gaga, Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus and Taylor Lautner also got teased. their advice was to let it inspire you to do things like Taylor Swift did, words ar just words, don't change yourself to fit in, stick to the people that really care about you and hand out with close friends that you trust and that's all that matters, and try to get along with everyone. My advice to those being bullied would be to just not let them get to you, stay calm and respond confidently but don't yell at them and walk away back to your friends, because you know that you can trust them. If it gets worse, tell an adult. Mainly, I just don't let it bother me and I go back to having fun with my friends. I don't let one rude girls comment ruin my day!
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And it's the same with Demi Lovato! You just have to realize that it happens to everyone! Try to team up with other friends to stop the bullying because what they're doing is NOT COOL.
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good 4 you !!! that is good and you should do all that.

I would tell them "How would you like it if I called you that? I don't appreciate it. Neither would you. Please stop." Be sweet when you say it, though.
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You should just ignore it!Don't worry about what people say.No matter what they say ,you are the best person!:~)
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you should ignore first but then if they keep doing it tell them off! say "you cant push me around" if you dont they will never respect you as the person you are!

i think ur wroung about telling them off i agree the need to respect u but if they realy are bugging u tell an adult!!! most of the times iff someone bullise you there jelous or like u as a purson: )

Usually when I am being called names I just shrug and walk away. It might not work at first, but trust me, I tried this and it works! The bully will get tired eventually and move on.
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1. Ignore it 2. If it doesn't stop ask them to "please stop that, it herts my feelings" 3. If the bulling continues ask you friends for ideas 4. stand up to them with you bff's and ask them to stop! 5. As a last resort get parent,or teachers, or even the principal involved.
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all i do is just laugh it off cuz i dont like it at some points but other times i enjoy being called things. i like being called things like weird or odd or crazy! in fact, i enjoy being call crazie for my name! never let name calling get to you. but bullying is different! tell if u feel u are being bullied! i did and it was handled right away!
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First, you need to know, most people bully others because they're jealous of them. You definitely need to tell a parent or teacher. They can definitely step in and help if all else fails.
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Great commet that is the truth!!!
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when a bully approches you just confront them and say sticks and stones will breack my bones but words will never hurt me.
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Words can very much hurt. Emotional pain really hurts, actually. Name calling, bullying, teasing..all that is very mean and hurtful, and words do hurt, because lots of people cry

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