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When people are nice, it means that they like you. When making a new friend, choose someone who is nice to you.
When people are nice, they may look at you and smile. They may use words to let you know that they enjoy being with you, such as “I like playing with you.”
People who like spending time with you will say yes when you ask them to do something. If they’re busy and say no, they might suggest a better time to do something together (like after school or on another day).
Just as people give clues when they like being with you, they also give clues when they don’t want to spend time with you. Someone who doesn’t want to be with you will:
If someone doesn’t want to play or be your friend, that’s OK. Leave that person alone. Go find someone else to play with who wants to be your friend.
Sometimes kids are mean. They may:
People who act this way are called bullies.
People who bully may laugh when you’re around — but it’s not because they’re being nice. They may be laughing at you, instead of with you. So, how can you tell the difference?
Someone who is laughing with you enjoys being your friend. After you tell a joke, they will laugh or say, “That’s funny!” or “That’s a good one!”
Someone who is being mean and laughing at you may roll their eyes and laugh or look at someone else and laugh. They may not let you finish talking before they begin laughing.
If someone is mean to you, leave right away.
If someone is mean to you on social media, in email, or in texts, don’t respond. Tell an adult you trust what happened. Someone like your parent, teacher, or coach can help you figure out what to do next. Sometimes just ignoring a person who is being mean can help a lot.
Choose to spend time with people who are nice to you. Don’t spend time with people who are mean.
Hear what real kids have to say about bullying and how it feels to get bullied or watch it happen to someone else.
No one likes a bully. Find out how to handle them in this article for kids.
Sometimes kids with autism want to make new friends, but arenât sure how to do it. This article can help.
Knowing what to say comes naturally for some kids, but others need some help. Learn how to start a conversation, keep it going, and more.
Autism spectrum disorder makes it hard for kids to learn and communicate. Find out more in this article for kids.
Learning how to take care of your body is part of growing up. Here’s what to do to keep yourself clean and healthy.
Learning how to take care of your body is part of growing up. Here’s what you need to do to stay healthy and clean.
As you get older, your body changes. This is called puberty. Here’s what to expect.
As you get older, your body will change — this is part of growing up. Here’s what to expect.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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