Put a Stop to Bullying
Introducing tools, tips and programs that help people stand up for themselves and each other.
Facebook has partnered with Drs. Marc Brackett and Robin Stern from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to provide resources and tools for dealing with bullying behavior and its consequences.
What Is Bullying?
Bullying is any kind of repeated aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power such as social status or physical size. Along with physical or verbal attacks, bullying also includes making threats, spreading rumors or deliberately excluding someone from a group.
Bullying can happen to anyone, and it's always serious. Find out what you can do to help put a stop to it.
For Parents and Guardians
Whether your child is being bullied or showing signs of bullying someone else, there are important steps you can take to help handle the situation.
Find out how to deal effectively with bullying and establish a safe environment, consistent school policies, and a clear system for reporting bullying.
- Partners in ActionThe BULLY Project“Nothing replaces the power of teens to create a culture where bullying is uncool, and that starts with social and emotional learning. These resources will empower the hundreds of thousands of followers of The Bully Project.Lee Hirsch Director
- Partners in ActionPREVNet“Our research proves that informed conversations between parents and their children, between young people themselves and among other parents are critical to bullying prevention. These resources will help everyone start these conversations.Dr. Joanne Cummings Knowledge Mobilization Director
- Partners in ActionInternational Bullying Prevention Association“We have an empathy gap in our nation, and we believe that it is imperative that we all understand the nature of what bullying is and what it is not. We need strong, evidence-based prevention and intervention practices.Rodger Dinwiddie President
How Facebook Can Help
Dealing with Bullying
If you're being bullied, harassed or attacked on Facebook, here's what you can do.
Learn what type of content is acceptable on Facebook and what might be reported and removed.
If something on Facebook makes you uncomfortable, here's how to ask for it to be taken down.
How Reporting Works
Here's what happens when you report something on Facebook.
Managing Your Privacy
Control who can see what you share.
Blocking a Friend
When you block someone, they can't send you messages, see what you post or add you as a friend.
Removing a Friend
Unfriending someone means they can't send you messages or post on your Timeline.
Need More Help?
Find the answers to your questions in the Facebook Help Center.