Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the kids you know safe from bullying.Treat Everyone with RespectWhat to Do If You’re BulliedProtect Yourself from CyberbullyingStand Up for OthersGet InvolvedTreat Everyone with RespectNobody should be mean to others.Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend.Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others.Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different. If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. Everyone feels better.What to Do If You’re BulliedThere are things you can do if you are being bullied:Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. It could catch the kid bullying you off guard.If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.There are things you can do to stay safe in the future, too.Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying.Stay away from places where bullying happens.Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around.Protect Yourself from CyberbullyingBullying does not always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails. There are things you can do to protect yourself.Always think about what you post. You never know what someone will forward. Being kind to others online will help to keep you safe. Do not share anything that could hurt or embarrass anyone.Keep your password a secret from other kids. Even kids that seem like friends could give your password away or use it in ways you don’t want. Let your parents have your passwords.Think about who sees what you post online. Complete strangers? Friends? Friends of friends? Privacy settings let you control who sees what.Keep your parents in the loop. Tell them what you’re doing online and who you’re doing it with. Let them friend or follow you. Listen to what they have to say about what is and isn’t okay to do. They care about you and want you to be safe.Talk to an adult you trust about any messages you get or things you see online that make you sad or scared. If it is cyberbullying, please report it anonymously to CMS.Stand Up for OthersWhen you see bullying, there are safe things you can do to make it stop.Talk to a parent, teacher, or another adult you trust. Adults need to know when bad things happen so they can help.Be kind to the kid being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone.Not saying anything could make it worse for everyone. The kid who is bullying will think it is ok to keep treating others that way.