TAKE THE PLEDGE
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NATIONAL BULLYING BYSTANDERS UNITE WEEK IS OCTOBER 15, 2017 Click to Get Involved
WHY WE STARTED BBU
A teen member of Hey U.G.L.Y. reported being thrown to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the face by a bully while 20 of his classmates stood around and did nothing to help. When we heard his story we contacted a friend at the police department who informed us that unless there were eye witnesses or video footage not much could be done other than his parents filing a report. It's the same for schools. A principal can't reprimand a student who bullies unless there's proof or a witness.
REPORT WHAT WE SEE
Most of us think that stepping in will make the bully go after us.
We also believe reporting a bully is snitching.
That's why we started Bullying Bystanders Unite.
Together with the police we developed safety rules to help you safely come to the aid of someone being bullied.
After you read the safety rules below click here to take the pledge
to show the young man who inspired this movement that
the pain he suffered was not in vain.
BULLYING BYSTANDERS UNITE SAFETY RULES
If you see
bully physically hurting someone and
you are alone
go to a safe place and call 911 then find an adult and ask
them to help out.
Rule #1: If you are alone, walk over to the person being bullied and tell them you need their help to do
something. Then take them away from the bully as calmly, but quickly as you can. Take them to a trusted adult and
report what you saw.
Rule #2: If you are in a group, form a circle around the person being bullied and tell them you want to hang out with them. Then get them away from the bully. Take them to a trusted adult and report what you saw.
"Be careful not to enter into the struggle unless you can be assisted by others," advises Police Chief, Mark Swistek. "Be the best witness you can be by observing or recording the occurrence and other necessary information. This rule also applies to adults. If you're unsure of your abilities or cannot be assisted by others, we encourage witnesses to immediately call 911 and stand by to provide us with the information related to the incident. You can also report anonymously."
SCHOOL DANGER ALERT
IMPORTANT NEWS: YOU CAN SNITCH CONFIDENTIALLY.
CALL THE TIP LINE AT YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT.
UNDERSTANDING THE BULLY
DON'T EGG ON THE BULLY
TAKE THE PLEDGE NOW
TO SHOW THE TEEN WHO INSPIRED THIS MOVEMENT
THAT HIS SUFFERING WAS NOT IN VAIN
CHECK OUT THESE LINKS FOR VIDEOS & STORIES
VIDEO created by New Hampshire youth that shows how bystanders impact a bullying situation.
READ a letter by a young man who saw American Idol Contestant, Devyn Rush,