Fun Fact: When a Bystander (someone who witnesses bullying) intervenes, they can stop the bullying in 10 seconds, 50% of the time.
Another Fun Fact: If a Bystander speaks up when they see bullying occur, the likelihood of the bully repeating that action goes down by 50%.
That’s a lot of impact that a Bystander can have and all they have to do is this one thing: SPEAK UP. Your words matter; kind words matter. When you see bullying happen in real life or online, take a deep breath, step up and say “What you’re doing/saying is not okay.” And that’s it. You’ve just helped someone get out of a bad situation and probably made them feel seen and valued. Go you!
If you’re still worried about intervening, watch what actress Elizabeth Banks has to say in this video from BystanderRevolution.org