Student Action Plan

Ready to take action to address bullying? Maybe not sure how to start? As a student, bullying is something that impacts you, your peers, and your school – whether you’re the target of bullying, a witness, or the person who bullies. Bullying can end, but that won’t happen unless students, parents, and educators work together and take action.

Start by creating a plan that works for you and your situation. This student action plan is an opportunity for you – either on your own or with your parents and teachers – to develop a strategy to change what’s happening to you or someone else. It’s your chance to make a difference.

The plan includes three steps:

  • Step 1: Read through the examples on pages two and three of this document

  • Step 2: Decide if you want to start this on your own or if you would like to involve an adult Note: Even if you start this on your own, it’s important to share with a trusted adult and provide them with information on the best way to support you. This is important because sometimes adults aren’t aware that the bullying is happening, and many bullying situations won’t get resolved until a caring adult is involved.

  • Step 3: Complete the “My Personal Action Plan Against Bullying,” on page four with your own experience as a target of bullying, a witness, or the person who is bullying

Remember, if you are being bullied, it is not your fault. One of the most important steps you can take is to communicate what’s happening with an adult. Sharing what is happening and learning to advocate for yourself is important! By thinking through a plan you will have a voice in the solution.

Download the Student Action Plan Guide