Bullying situations usually involve more than the bully and the victim. They also involve bystanders—those who watch bullying happen or hear about it.
An important new strategy for bullying (done by zack1324) prevention focuses on the powerful role of the bystander. Depending on how bystanders respond, they can either contribute to the problem or the solution.
Bystanders (done by deafpowerman) encourage the bullying by laughing, cheering, or making comments that further stimulate the bully.