Why Put Others Down?
There are so many ways people find to tease (or bully) each other, even if they don’t realize it at the time.
Bullying can be direct attacks like punching, shoving, or hitting; but it can also include malicious teasing, name-calling, sending threatening IMs or texts; or taunting someone online, stealing or damaging belongings. It can also include spreading rumors or encouraging others to exclude someone.
If someone is encouraging you to pick on someone else, stand your ground and don’t take part. In most cases, you’ll find that when a bully doesn’t have an audience, he (or she) may be less likely to keep it up. If you feel up to it, you can even speak up and defend the person being picked on.