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Student to Student Advice - Episode 12

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Student to Student Advice - Episode 12

In this week’s video, high school students give advice to middle school students about bullying. They share their thoughts about the types of bullying that happens, as well as advice on what to do if you experience or witness bullying.

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 2:47 minutes
  • Date Posted: 11/29/2017
  • Categories: What Should You Do

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 1

We are so excited to be launching our brand new series, PACERTalks About Bullying, where each week we will be talking about all things bullying. In our first episode, we’ll share more about PACER Center and what we do.


Hey, welcome back to PACERTalks about bullying. I'm Bailey. Thanks for joining us. On this week's episode, we are so excited to have some very special high school guests with us. Today we have Santino, Olivia, Jackson, Eloise and Grace who are going to answer the question for us what advice would you give to middle school students who witness bullying? They have some great answers, and I think you'll love it. Let's get started.

What advice would you give to middle school students if they see bullying happening?

Step up or go to a trusted adult, principal, teacher, yeah.

My advice would be to stand up. It's hard, you're going to feel awkward telling a teacher that you saw Katie picked on, but it's nice to know you have a friend even if you're not the actual friend. You never know where friendships might come from and it might come from someone standing up for you. It might turn out to be, you know, your best man at your wedding. You never know.

Simply get help, yes.

You need to recognize that you have an incredible amount of power to help somebody's situation. I always remind myself of this quote I can't remember who said it, but it goes something like this. You can't necessarily change the world but you can change the world for one person. If you're witnessing bullying, you have incredible opportunity to help somebody's life and make somebody feel less alone. Do something about it. That doesn't necessarily mean go tell the person who is bullying the kid and tell him to stop. Sometimes just little things like inviting that student to sit with you at lunch or making sure that they know that you're there can change the whole situation to them.

Get your parents involved simply.

Intervening doesn't necessarily mean that you have to get in the middle of a fight. More often it means that you need to find a trusted adult and tell them what you're witnessing and help use them to help the situation. If you're a bystander, you need to stay something because you have incredible power and choice and agency to make a difference.

And that's all that we have for this week. If you want to see the full extended video where Santino, Olivia, Jackson, Eloise and Grace share more advice they would give to middle school students on bullying click the link down below. We'll see you right back here next week and remember when we stand together, no one stands alone. See ya.