Madison Manuel  

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Tips for Cyberbullying

Posted by [email protected] on May 5, 2017 at 8:50 AM

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Here are some of my tips on how to handle cyberbullying:


  • People are less likely to bother you and more likely to listen to you if you walk, sit, and act with awareness, calm, respect, and confidence. Projecting a positive, assertive attitude means holding your head high, keeping your back straight, walking briskly, looking around, and having a peaceful face and body. Staying aware also helps you to notice so that you can deal with it sooner rather than later.
  • The best self-defense tactic is called “target denial,” which means “don’t be there.” Leaving an unsafe situation is often the wisest and most effective solution for getting away from trouble.
  • Boundaries can also be important in dealing with aggressive or threatening behavior in situations where it is not possible to just leave. Waiting and wishing for a safety problem to go away on its own usually just gives time for the problem to get bigger. Of course, if this is happening, try to take action to stop this behavior right away by saying loudly, “Stop!”  Don't be afraid to make a scene. 
  • Remember to leave ASAP and go to an adult to report what happened.  Details are the freshest within 30 minutes of a event.
  • Use Physical Self-Defense as a Last Resort:  Bullying problems are often not as clear-cut as other personal safety issues. Families have different rules about where they draw the line. Also, many schools will suspend all students involved in a fight, so parents have to be prepared for this consequence. Learning physical self defense helps most kids become more confident, even if they never have to use these skills in a real-life situation. Just being more confident helps kids to avoid being chosen as a victim most of the time. Enroll in a local Taekwondo class if you are able.  While earning my black belt in Taekwondo, I was able to learn ways to defent myself which promoted amazing self esteem within myself. 


If you would like me to come and give a presentation about bullying to your organization or classroom, contact me at:  [email protected]


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