Let's talk about

For Students in Grades 7-12

Did you know...
According to Stopbullying.gov, bullying is defined as any unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. A power imbalance occurs when the bully uses physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity as a way to control or harm another child. Many times bulling behaviors happen repeatedly over time.1

The Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying further describes bullying by teens as, “When someone tries to make you feel less about who you are as a person, and you aren’t able to make it stop.”

About 37% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online. 30% have had it happen more than once.2 60% of young people have witnessed online bullying. Most do not intervene.3

If you are being bullied or witness another child being bullied, it is important for you to advocate for yourself or the other child.

This means that it is important for you to speak up for yourself, express your needs to others, and eventually take action by letting an adult intervene. This resource is here to provide you with tips, videos, and helplines/resources that you can use to counter bullying.

1 “What is Bullying”
Stop Bullying.gov.

2 Patchin, Ph.D, Justin. "2019 Cyberbullying Data."
View Data

3 “Safety Net: Cyberbullying’s Impact on Young People’s Mental Health: Inquiry Report.”
The Children’s Society.
View More

Student Tips

Speak up!

If someone’s actions or comments make you feel uneasy, you should tell someone. Letting the problem continue will only allow it to worsen.

If you feel like you are at risk of harming yourself or anyone else, it is extremely important that you get help now.

Bullying does not only take place at school. Bullying can happen anywhere through texting, social media, and the internet.

Think before you post! Once something is posted it is always posted! Always ask yourself if what you are about to post is to spread kindness or cause someone harm.

If you witness bullying, it is always important to report it, even if the child being bullied doesn't want it reported. 


Informational Videos

Middle School
The Bully. (2016) 6:37 
Watch Video

What To Do When You See Bullying Happen (2019) 0:36 
Watch Video

Teasing and Bullying Are Different (2019) 0:44 
Watch Video

What To Do When No Adult is Around (2019) 0:46 
Watch Video

What To Do If You Bullied Someone (2019) 0:37 
Watch Video

What To Do When Online Gaming Gets Mean (2019) 0:32 
Watch Video

High School
Teen Talk on Cyberbullying (2017) 5:14 
Watch Video

Bystander Video English (2018) 1:39 
Watch Video

Bystander Video Spanish (2018) 2: 04 
Watch Video

Helplines & Resources

Visit Site

Jamari Terrell Williams Foundation 
Referral Hotline 800-261-7097  
Visit Site

Do Something.org 
Resources to stop bullying. 
Visit Site

Stomp Out Bullying 
Help Chat Line 
Visit Site

Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Seek immediate assistance if you or someone else is in danger. You can call a crisis line or National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Visit Site