A Guide to Dealing with Bullying on the Playground

Updated: Nov 29, 2021

Recess is supposed to be a fun time of the day, but it's a whole lot less fun when a bully is picking on you. Playground bullies might go after you or your friends, and when they do, it might make you want to just skip recess and stay inside. But you don't have to do that. If you learn more about bullying, you might be able to find ways to do something about it and stop them from ruining your fun.

What Is Bullying?

Bullying is when someone gets too rough with you, either by shoving, hitting, or tripping you or by calling you names. A bully can be either a boy or a girl, and bullying most often includes teasing, taunting, pushing, or name-calling. Bullying does not only happen once: Bullies will keep doing it over and over, making you miserable and making the playground feel like it's not a safe or fun place to be.