Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Prevent Being a Target The following tips will help you avoid being the target of a bully. Watch your body language. Since bullies often target those who are quiet or seem passive, doing the following will help reduce your chances of being singled out by a bully. As you walk through the halls at school, hold your head up, make eye contact with others, and give a friendly smile. Stand tall, walk confidently, and use body language that shows you’re self-confident and self-assured. (If you act confident, you just may find that you also feel more confident.) When someone speaks to you, stand up straight, smile, and speak clearly in a friendly tone of voice. Control your environment. Try to avoid situations and places where bullying is likely to happen; however, don’t let a bully stop you from doing the things you want or need to do (going to school, attending a football game, etc.). Bullies are less likely to target students in a group. Sit with friends at lunch, and try to be around others whenever you’re concerned about bullying.