The intent of POP the Bully is to help a young person see the possibility of a threat or not and to respond appropriately if need be.
The PAUSE is to replace the freeze in the freeze, fight or flight survival instinct so the possible threat doesn't go to immediately the fight or flight reaction which then gets caught up in this impulse.
Then OBSERVE is to watch or study someone or something with care and attention in order to discover something. The key words are "watch" and "give attention to." This is perception and not the intellect. It is direct perception that is intelligence.
Then comes PREPARE where what one has been taught as the 12 Ways to Walk Away with Confidence can come into play as intelligent options to a possible threat. This is the intelligent intellectual response needed to deal with a possible threat. So we have the combination of direct perception and the intellect to intelligently cope with a possible bullying threat.
MAP STARS - Martial Arts for Peace
Safe Training Awareness Response System