Instead of taking action to stop a bully, some onlookers want to OUT-BULLY HIM — “play pranks” on the bully, “punch him in the nose”, “give him an ugly Christmas gift”, “use Identity Theft against him”, “write limericks about him on the bathroom walls”, etc.
To what end? None of these will stop the bully and many will inflame the bullying. These onlookers are seeking not to stop the bully, but to one-up the bully. They place themselves into the bullying category in seeking revenge, instead of a solution.
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