How Youth Can Protect Themselves from Bullying

How Youth Can Protect Themselves from Bullying
January 2020
stopbullying.gov

Youth often ask: “What can I do to help stop bullying?” and “How can I protect myself from being bullied?” These are difficult questions to answer, and sometimes parents, teachers, and principals struggle to address themFootnote 1. Findings from some recent studies of new and innovative strategies can help youth to protect themselves from bullying. While considering the important role of parents, educators, and adults at school, this summary covers protective factors to prevent bullying as well as innovative strategies for youth that can reduce the likelihood of being bullied.

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