#65. Responding to Bullying

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Understand the ways bullying looks currently
  2. Listen and ask questions, respond appropriately
  3. Advocate for the young person to get help


Think About This First

  • This conversation is one where parents, guardians, or supportive adults can learn from young people the ways they can best respond to bullying.


Having the Conversation


Start Here:

I’d like to understand how I can best respond if someone tells me they are being bullied.

How does bullying look in your school or community?

When I was younger bullying looked like this: ______. How is it different now?



What are some most common ways you see or hear about bullying happening?

What are things I could do to be a good listener?

What kinds of questions do you think I should ask?


Keep Talking:

If I wanted to help make things better, who would you recommend that I talk to?

Here are some things I would think about in terms of how to get help: ______.

What things am I missing?

What are other ways I could help the situation get resolved?

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