Thursday, October 8, 2015

Girl Scouts BFF Helps Stop Bullying



When girls are mean, you often don’t see anything at all. But you can feel it. The cliques. The eye rolling. The taunting. The rumors. It may not look like it, but it’s still bullying. Right now, when girls are bullied, almost no one intervenes.

This October be a part of the change. Sometimes, when girls stand up for one another, the bullying stops immediately. Like, within 10 seconds! Be a Friend First (BFF) gives you the tools you can use to feel safe at school, online, and everywhere in between.

BFF teaches middle school girls to recognize bullying. To resolve conflicts. To boost confidence. To deal with mean girls and cliques. To be a better friend. To have better friends. To find the right words to stop bullying—once and for all.

Be more than a bystander. If you see someone being bullied there are a few steps you can take to stop, and help prevent it: 

  • Don't give bullying an audience.
  • Help them get away.
  • Tell a trusted adult.
  • Be their friend. 
  • Set a good example. 

To learn more about how you can safely prevent bullying, go to www.stopbullying.gov and learn more about how to approach the above steps.