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What is the best way to stand up against a bully?

What is the best way to stand up against a bully?

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Comments (16)

(16) Leah, August 25, 2020 1:32 PM

Stand up for yourself...

Personally I experienced bullying as a child in the school, because I was a bit of a slow whaca girl during sport classes, I was very sensitive, was bullied later because of my weight, cause I was a bit shabby, and met couple of people at my workplace who started to bully me for don’t know what reason...., and had enough took an attitude, was not speaking with them for 1 month , after started to take with face to face psychological way of bullying, repeating their mistakes day by day.... one year later these so called bullying persons would look up to me, asking my oppinion, telling me their stories... etc. I guess what does not kill you makes you a stronger person, sometimes there are things in life we need to fight for it, and other things we need to take care! Thank

(15) Rachel Epstein, July 21, 2020 7:41 PM

Stand up to Bullies

Bravo to the young man who came to the aid of two unfortunate boys who were abused. Very shameful that everyone else just stood around watching!

(14) Tfeld, July 21, 2020 4:44 PM

Bullying can be non contact

As an adult I was bullied in a retail store by another salesperson who didn’t like to wait her turn at using the cash register. She once reached over, voided my sale, stepped forward and took position to ring her sale. When I told her she was out of line she got an attitude and said something about taking too long. I responded by saying “ loo loo la loo la loo loo loo!” She shut up, still looking at me and then walked away. It never happened again. I think she knew I was making fun of HER! I guess she couldn’t handle it.

(13) Love is the solution, July 21, 2020 4:12 PM

It looks like they hug to protect..

Personally I think the biggest issue with bullying is a lack of caring for one's fellow, and that the person doesn't understand about doing -- and loving -- kindness. It may be true that you sometimes have a nudnick (nudge), and the feeling is 'stuff him in a locker to stop him - or to teach him a lesson', but the fact is that if a person were looking to do kindness, he would see another person's specking up as an opportunity to get to know him, and wouldn't be upset by slight slights (!) to his honor.

(12) Avraham Sonenthal, July 21, 2020 3:07 PM

Best way to stand up to a bully - know how to fight

When you know how to fight, and have practiced and are confident in your abilities, you can deescalte situations much better than someone who is weak. Then if a confrontation does get physical you can stop it before too much damage gets done. Brazilizn Ju Jitsu (BJJ) is currently a very effective skill that lets you stop fights without striking people. Highly recommended. It is time for Jewish men and women to learn how to fight.

(11) David E Nassi, July 20, 2020 5:09 PM

Punch them in the nose... Period.

(10) Bully Victim, July 7, 2012 7:56 AM

Bullied too

I was bullied at school, as well. I was very studious and serious about my studies. Typical nerd, I guess. Girls do it much more overtly, of course, therefore it is more difficult for others to realise what is happening. It took me many years to get over it and unfortunately I now have to try to curb my waspish tongue which I had cultivated as a defence mechanism. The emotional scars of bullying stay long after the physical scars have faded.

(9) rudman miller, June 11, 2012 5:36 AM

One Effective Way

I was bullied in school because I was a small kid. My father had passed away and my uncle taught me to fight back. I did. I took several years, lots of detentions, but I eventually won. By the time I was in high school, no one bullied me. If I saw someone else getting hammered, I would step in. Now it was an even fight. I did not loose. Today, I 'm a security consultant and weapons instructor. Moral of the story, prayer works, but sometimes you have to get your knuckles bloodied by the blood of the enemy in order to stop the enemy. God honors and protects those who fight for justice.

(8) Anonymous, June 6, 2012 2:58 PM

Sad but not surprising

These students just perfectly demonstrated by-stander Syndrome. (Yes, that is an official term) The more people watching, the less likely someone will step in. That boy who stepped in was really brave, and most people wouldn't do that. Once one person steps in, often others start to help as well, but sadly here they didn't.

(7) Michele, June 4, 2012 1:30 PM

I didn't think this was jewlarious at all. Bullying is such a serious matter. Maybe the all of the stand by's should have stood up to the bulllies!!!

(6) ben, May 23, 2012 5:02 PM

dangerous undertaking

These days bullying can have unforseen consequences as seen in several revenge killings or suicides. Bullies beware: not all small people are small thinkers or passive.

(5) Bullybusher, May 23, 2012 9:00 AM

Quite complicated....

Yes this topic r all so well known by everybody. The scenario will determine the oppositional action. In my young days these type of guys will soon end in the principals office with a burning butt that is in flames, but nowa days its against "human rights" to spank purpetrators of school rules...coz of soft approaches and scew attitutes against rightiousness. Here in S.A. the victims of criminality is treated like scum and the criminals are treated like heroes and that is the end result of deteriated disciplinary actions at schools...fueling the bad and the ugle against the good and the beautiful....anybody who want to proof me wrong??

(4) Jane, May 23, 2012 3:14 AM

How Long

How long are people going to stand by and watch bullying take place in schools, in the playground, on the school bus, in offices, in any social setting, without everyone speaking up, or nearly everyone? That is the only way it is going to stop. Saying nothing is giving approval. It is also cowardly. It's yeller!!!!

(3) Anonymous, May 22, 2012 11:55 PM

Learn self defense

Big or small, you need to know some simple self-defense moves. There are plenty of schools around.

(2) Rabbi Jeffery Feinstein, May 22, 2012 7:39 PM

Standing up to bullies

Judaism teaches us that to remain silent in the presence of a wrong is to be complicit in the wrong. You may not always be able to defeat the wrong, but you must speak out against it.

(1) Mark Shane, May 22, 2012 3:44 PM


this could prevent these things and if teachers are also fearful of juvenile reprisals then school police are needed.


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