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What Bullying Is
When You See Bullying

Arlington 5th grade in collaboration with the 5th grade Belonging Club
Tacoma, Washington

About the group and why they participated

The 5th grade Belonging Club at Arlington in Tacoma, Washington, is a group of student leaders who help work on the feeling of belonging and wanting to be at our school. They identified bullying as an issue that made them feel like they didn’t want to be at school, which also effects attendance and academics. They decided to participate in this project as part of a desire to change the narrative. They wanted to be leaders in helping stop bullying. They enlisted the help of other students at their grade level to participate if they wanted to. The video is a combination of students from the Belonging Club and students in 5th grade that wanted to participate in making a difference to help stop bullying.

Arlington 5th Graders Talk About
What Bullying Is

Arlington 5th Graders Talk About When You See Bullying

How did creating the video impact you?

  • B’Ron: It had me experiencing what other kids go through. It also taught me not to bully people, because sometimes that can cause a person to be suicidal and we don’t want that for our students.
  • Mikayla: It taught me not to bully and how it makes other people feel.
  • A’niyah: It had a positive impact on my attitude towards others.
  • My’juel: It taught me to not bully anybody because we don’t know what they are going through.

What advice do you have for others who want to be part of making real change in the world?

  • Nahla: Keep up the hard work of making changes to stop bullying. Practice daily and don’t give up.
  • My’juel: I would tell them to work hard and don’t give up. Don’t let anyone stop you.
  • Le’Dora: Don’t let people go in your way. Don’t listen to people who say you can’t.
  • Ana Sofia: If you think you could do it, you can. Never give up.