Bullying is something that can be prevented. This has to be handled by parents and school staff. Parents can help children understand what bullying is and explain to the children that bullying is bad. Teachers too should get involved and educate children on the harmful effects of bullying. The most opportune time to prevent bullying is before it begins. Schools should build rules against bullying and bullies should be punished. Teaching children to handle a bully is also a good way of preventing further problems. Bullies get away with bullying because they can. Once they understand that they cannot get away with it, they stop. A clear, calm “no” while looking in the bully’s eye is one way to handle a bully. However, sometimes this does not work. Children should be advised and encouraged to consider outside help before the bullying escalates.