What To Do

You may feel confused or uncertain of what to do or how to handle bullying.

What a young person should do:
  • Don't be embarrassed.
  • Don't think it's your fault.
  • Sometimes it's difficult to take action, but know there are adults who are ready and willing to help you.
  • Do not keep the bullying a secret because you fear that telling an adult will make the bullying worse. Most adults will work with you to find a way to protect you through this process.
  • It takes courage, but if you don't take action to stop it, the bullying will continue.
If you don't get a satisfactory response, don't give up. Go to the next level of authority, or call Madison Youth and Family Services at 203-245-5645, for help.

If you are a young person being bullied, you need to tell a responsible adult. This could be a parent, a teacher, a guidance counselor or any adult you feel comfortable approaching. If there is not an adult you feel you can go to, call Madison Youth and Family Services at 203-245-5645. They will respect your feelings and privacy and will help you figure out what steps to take next.