The Role of the Bystander
A bystander is someone who sees or knows about bullying or other forms of violence that is happening to someone else; they can either be part of the problem (hurtful bystander) or part of the solution (helpful bystander). It's easy to ignore incidents of bullying, or walk away thinking "at least it’s not me".
But believe it or not, by doing nothing you are contributing to the problem and you may be giving bullies the "okay" to carry on with their behaviour.
Research shows that bystanders can effectively stop bullying within 10 seconds of an intervention so, what are you waiting for?