A Bystander is anyone who sees bullying when it happens. There are several types of Bystanders:


These people help the person/people who are bullying and join in the bullying.


Provide support to the bully.


Stay away not taking sides, providing the person who is bullying with silent approval.


Comfort the person being bullied, try to actively stop the bullying.

Bystanders often don’t try to help because:

  • They may be concerned for their own safety.
  • Don’t know what they should do to help.
  • Afraid that they may be picked on.
  • Might be friends with the person/people who are bullying.