We need three things to prepare ourselves to stand against bullying: Understanding, Empathy, & Skill. A free TPNow Infographic Poster.
The first component is Cognitive. We must understand what bullying is so we can recognize it when we see it.
The second component is Emotional. Unless our emotions are engaged, we will not be able to step beyond our own self-consciousness to take action for others. The key emotions are empathy - being able to put our selves into someone else's shoes and compassion
The third component is Praxis. To stand up to a bully, to set in motion activities and plans to make bullying unacceptable, we need to develop a plan of action, practice what we will do, and then put it into action.
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