Who Can Respond to Bullying?

There are primarily six sets of players involved in a bullying situation.  Each player has strategies they can use to prevent, stop or counter the bullying.  In most situations, it is a combination of players acting that makes the difference.  The players that can make the biggest difference in most situations are the Upstanders.

7. The target of the bullying
8. Bystanders
9. Upstanders
10. Parents
11. The organization in which the bullying happens – usually schools
12. Bullies