Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Bystanders can be part of the problem or part of the solution. When bullies feel their behavior is accepted by their peers, their bullying is likely to continue, or even escalate. Bystanders need to let bullies know that their behavior is not okay. While some bystanders may laugh, encourage, or support a bully, most students ignore any bully- ing they see, or they watch it and don’t speak up. Many bystanders would like to help, but they’re either afraid, or they don’t know what to do. Be part of the solution! Most bullying takes place“under the radar”of adults. This makes it more important than ever for students to speak up and take a stand. Speaking up isn’t as risky as you might think. Bullies are likely to stop if a group of bystanders protest - and all it takes is one or two people to speak up first. When students are bullied, the entire atmosphere of the school is affected. Talk to your friends and together take a stand against bullying— for yourself, your classmates, and your school! Bystanders Have a Choice