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Bullying Tips: How To Avoid A Bully In School

Physical bullying is actually fairly common in middle school and high school, and particularly among boys. And it comes in different forms. It could be hitting or kicking or pushing. It could also be tripping someone in the hallway or even throwing a piece of paper at them in class. When you know the bully is nearby, you don't want to draw a lot of attention to yourself, 'cause that's just gonna put you on their radar. You also want to avoid the bully. If you know the bully hangs out in a certain area of the lunch room, you don't want to go to that area of the lunch room. If you know they have a locker in a certain hallway, you don't walk down that hallway, if you can help it. You also don't want to try to make friends with the bully. This is a very common mistake that kids make, and it's not very effective.

Solutions to Stop Bullying

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