How Six Kids Respond to Bullying

We asked six Philadelphia kids—all members of the Mighty Writers after-school program—what they do when they see a classmate being bullied. Here's what they had to say.

"I ask the bully, 'how would it feel if he did that to you?' " - Modou, 6th Grader

"When I see bullying, I stand up for the victim." - Brione, 11th Grader

"I tell the bully that everything will be okay." - Kayla, 9th Grader

"I'd tell the bully to chill out. Cause he doesn't know what he'll get himself into." - David, 10th Grader

"It may be wimpy but the truth is, if I see someone getting bullied, I ignore. I may change but it's the truth." - Bryan, 6th Grader

"I talk to someone to express my feelings." - Curtis, 10th Grader

Read more about students' experiences in school in​ The Opportunity Myth—then take the first step by requesting your own free action guide featuring tools and advice to help more students in your community have worthwhile experiences in school. 

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