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How To Protect Your Child From Bullying At School

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17. Teach Your Child To Not Act Bothered
Again, indifference or continued happiness goes a long way. The bully wants your child to feel distressed by the interaction. If he gets the idea it's not working, he'll be more likely to leave your child alone. 

Likewise, telling your child to leave the encounter can also help. Simply standing up and calmly walking away, (unless of course he's in physical danger and needs to run), can communicate the bully doesn't hold any power. The bully is looking for a captive audience.