Practical bystander actions to take if you witness bullying
- Make it clear to your friends that you won't be involved in bullying behaviour
- Never stand by and watch or encourage bullying behaviour
- Do not harass, tease or spread gossip about others this includes on social networking sites (e.g. Facebook) or through other technologies
- Never forward on messages or pictures that may be offensive or upsetting
- If you see someone being bullied, keep safe and choose an appropriate response
- If it is safe name the behaviour
- Support the person who is being bullied to ask for help
- Ask a responsible adult for help and report to appropriate authorities if necessary
If you are being bullied online
- Ignore it and don't respond to the message or images
- Save the evidence
- Block and delete the sender
- Tell trusted friends, teachers, parents and the police if necessary.
- Report it to:
- the school –your school should have policies to prevent bullying and cyberbullying
- the website, social networking site, internet service provider or administrator
- the police – if there is a threat to safety call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or 000 for emergencies
 Drawn from Bullying No Way!, an educational resource established by state, territory and Commonwealth education departments. At http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/who/default.shtml at 26 November 2010.
 Drawn from ACMA, Teens Tips and Advice, Cyberbullying. At http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Teens/Tips%20and%20advice/Cyberbullying.aspx (viewed 8 February 2011); National Centre Against Bullying. At http://www.ncab.org.au/bullying (viewed December 2010).