Sadly, one of the most prominent problems for children in school is bullying – still. It seems no matter what society does, this is always a constant problem. However, there are simple and easy ways to deal with bullying that virtually any child can implement. 

The first point to remember is that you can run, but you can’t hide. No matter which school you go to – there will always be that one mean kid. While the levels of violence may change, humans are “inherently evil” no matter where you go, so please don’t try to run.

The main thing a victim has to remember is that he or she is important. It doesn’t matter what he or she looks like, how popular he or she is, how tall he or she is – anything. Everyone has a purpose, everyone is unique, and no matter how sappy it sounds – everyone is great – and yes, that means the bullies too.

You may have heard this too many times – but the number one cause of bullying is insecurity. It’s true. Bullies want to make themselves feel better, feel more important, and feel more powerful. That’s why they’re so mean – it just comes from problems everyone suffers from.

There are two ways to deal with a bully, and depending on what kind of person you are, either one or the other can work better for you. One is to confront him or her. Tell him or her that you’re tired of what he or she is doing to you, and remind him or her that beating up on you isn’t making them any bigger than they already are. They’re just making themselves look awful.

The other way is to ignore the bully – even when they bully you. What the bully wants is a reaction from you – and if you don’t give the bully the reaction he or she wants, he or she may stop bothering you. Nothing can be promised – but you never know.

The important thing to remember is that sometimes these methods take time. This article is not meant to be a box of “Instant-Solve-Your-Problem”, and trust me, no other article will be. Believing in yourself and using these methods will surely at least improve your situation, if not completely illuminate the bullying issue. Remember – you are important to this world, even if you don’t believe it just yet. Think about all those famous people who got bullied during school – Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates are some big examples. Don’t worry – you’re a great person.