Bullying seems to be so incredibly common nowadays, yet there seems to be little anybody is really doing about it.
Being a silent observer or ignoring the problem naturally only makes it stronger and does not eliminate it. Nevertheless you can’t blame people for not wanting to get in the middle of something and possibly become a victim of violence themselves.
So what should you do? First it’s important to find out what the typical reaction is. This video sets up a fake bullying incident and we get to see how people react. Do they look away? Walk away? Or do they take some sort of action? If you are a victim of bullying behavior you desperately want someone to help. Some of these reactions are heartbreaking to see, while others do provide hope as it shows some stepped up and intervened. Check out this very insightful social experiment.