By Jeremy Patton

We teach kids how to deal with bullies peacefully using role-playing techniques. Here are a few examples of situations we go over in our kids’ classes:

What do I do when a bully says that he wants to meet me after school?

How do I decline an invitation to fight without looking like a coward in front of my friends?

How do I respond when a bully calls me a “chicken?”

What do I do if a bully steals my property?

What do I say when a bully tries to exclude me from games at recess?

How can I persuade a bully to leave me alone?

What are some ways to make a bully my friend?

If the abuse continues, what steps should I take to stop it?

When should I tell an adult about the abuse?