Don't just stand by and watch or take it. Do something about it. Bullying is wrong - whether it's physical, mental, online or face-to-face. You know the right thing to do is to tell a parent. Or tell a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, school nurse or principal. They can't help if they don't know.
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Sometimes though, you wonder if you can or you're afraid if you do, you'll be considered a 'rat.' Many students internalize their problem - keeping it in and not telling anyone - thinking that no one will understand so it's better not to tell.
The CyberBully Hotline takes care of these problems. You can call or text and anonymously report:
what you've seen
what has been done to you or someone else
what you've heard might be done
-any type of bullying, physical or verbal, face-to-face, online or through texting
Your name and phone number are not shared, so provide as much information as you feel comfortable with. You can even engage in an ongoing dialogue or chat - all while remaining completely anonymous. And the good it can do to prevent bullying or cyberbullying is enormous.
If your school does not have the CyberBully Hotline, ask them why not!
Need Immediate Help?: Here are additional resources if you are undergoing serious emotional or physical stress and would like to speak with someone immediately and anonymously - available 24/7:
If you are military, ex-military or military family: DStress 877-476-7734
"From the everyday stressors of life to the stressors related to combat, stress can affect even the strongest Marine. The DSTRESS Line was developed by the Corps to provide professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families when it's needed most. Call today to speak with one of your own."