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Be A Kid (Adult) Against Bullying

Add your first name below to honor this pledge. Add in your own comments if you want to be specific about what actions you will take to defend yourself or another person from a bully.

As a kid (adult) against bullying, I will: Speak up when I see bullying, reach out to others who are bullied, and be a friend whenever I see bullying happening.



Being a Witness

Being a Witness

I'm signing this pledge and agreeing to be an observer to watch and see what happens during a bullying event. As a witness, I will acknowledge that bullying has happened or not. As a friend, I will listen and support. As an ally, I'll get help ~ Cheryl

Help Kids Stand Up to Bullying #RaiseAGiant

Bullying is a topic that hits too close to home. It's unfortunate. It's painful. It's heartbreaking.

That’s why I’m sharing this important message about how we can all take small and simple – but meaningful – steps to stand up to bullying – and stop bullying now.

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Name Calling, Insults and Teasing

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Should Boys Fight Back? Or Walk Away?

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