Are You an Accidental Bully? ...

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Have you heard about the rise of the accidental bully? We all know that bullying is a serious issue, and it affects thousands of people. From being bullied at school to being bullied at work or even by family or friends, it’s a huge problem, and it can affect any one of us. The accidental bully is a relatively new discovery, though, and it’s one that we should all know about. Use this list to check that you aren’t an accidental bully, and send it to your friends, too. Let’s end all forms of bullying!

1. Be Sensitive

The whole concept behind the accidental bully is that they don’t realize what they are doing. They might not mean to bully someone, or think that their behavior isn’t that bad. One of the most common accidental bully behaviours is laughing at people who are upset. It sounds mean written out, but it’s actually really common. If you see someone who looks like they need some support, be the person who checks that they are okay, not the person sniggering. Of course, there are times when the person could be laughing along too. I’m clumsy as anything (I’m typing this with a broken wrist!) and I find it hilarious. I’ll always love the people who check that I’m actually okay before laughing along, though.

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