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May 2nd, 2012
02:44 PM ET

Overcoming Bullying

We've heard a lot from our audience about the issue of bullying, and Thursday's show brings you a story about a girl who overcame it.  She discusses the "inner power" she found when she got to high school, and this led to an effort that improved her life and the lives of others whom she inspired.

After seeing the report, we'd love to hear your ideas on the positive ways in which students can respond to bullying.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (282 Responses)
  1. Siena

    I think if you have a favorite sport to help distract you it would help. Or if you get involved with a club or other activities. Some kids don`t like to talk to other people but if you just keep going forward maybe even help with there inner emotions.

    May 2, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  2. Ryan

    By showing What it does to other people, and show the outcome of bullying or we can hand out flyers to people to see the damage of what bullying does

    May 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  3. Savannah

    Bullying needs to be stop, kids and teens everywhere are being bulled and if its at school it might have an effect on there school work

    May 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  4. CJ

    Someone has tried to open my locker and take my stuff. So, I told my teacher and he took care of the situation. Telling an adult is a very good way to respond to bullying.

    May 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  5. Taylor

    Students can overcome bullying by forming an anti-bullying club or group at their school. This would give bullied victims the chance to talk to other people who were getting bullied. That way the bullied victims would know that they were not alone. Once the club got big enough, then there would be enough people to take out bullying altogether in their school.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  6. Haley

    I there is no teacher aroud that they can tell, they can always have a friend around to go get help. They also could have a bully patrol in which students can look out over other students who get bullied. In our class we have a bully box that we put the bully's name in and the teachers respond the next day. I have had problems with bullying and it has got so bad we had to sit down and talk about it during our morning encore classes. They could have a bullying club or a bullying session during the day where students can report to the teachers also.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  7. Shane

    I think students can stop bullying in a lot of ways. We should start an event on Facebook called "Not a Bully" and have everyone attend it. Besides social media, we can make posters to post around schools and talk to bullies. We can stop bullying if everyone knows it's wrong. We can make it "cool" to not be a bully. Kids can make bracelets, posters, videos, and use social media, a tool that has often been used to bully, to STOP bullying!

    May 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  8. will

    like told by teachers, if being bullied or watching someone being bullied to tell a teacher or and adult. other student may be said it is being a snitch, but it can help you and possibly others.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  9. Emma

    One way to overcome bullying is just by talking to other people who have experienced it. It may help you find a solution, and make you feel better to know that youre not the only kid who is going through this.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  10. Juanita

    Confidence is key. Also, surround yourself around good people and don't hike up to the same level as the bully, it'll just make things worse.

    May 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  11. Shane

    Students can respond to bullying in a bunch of different ways. But sometimes a lot of these ways aren't right. I think students can respond in a lot of positive ways. Instead of getting mad and trying to "get back" at the bully, the victim should get back up and try to stop it. Kids can get really creative. Kids can make bracelets, posters, videos, and use social media, a tool that has often been used to bully, to STOP bullying! A student should tell a teacher if he/she is being bullied immediately. The bully can actually power a victim to get into action! Haters gonna hate!

    May 2, 2012 at 6:57 pm |
  12. Libby

    You always have to remember that you have to be the hero, because if you don't help, no one will.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
  13. Payton

    The bully wants to see you have a reaction so just don't give them that reaction and they should leave you alone. If not surround yourself with other friends.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  14. Johnny

    A good way to stop them is to be nice to them and if that does not help stand up to them, and tell an adult.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  15. Kasey

    students can respond to bullying by speaking out. If you see a person being bullied think.... how would you feel? Stand up and stop bullying.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  16. alec

    i think the way people should up with it is going and just confronting them and make them stop if you dout then yell all was get piced on

    May 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  17. Ella

    I think that the girl was brave to stand up. Bullying happens to a lot of kids. I would of done the same thing as her.
    Some kids are bullied a lot a lot and may not have been brave enough to stand up.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  18. Evelyn

    Tell an adult or your parent to do something like making them stop or find out why they are doing this or is it because they have family problems.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  19. Matt

    One way to overcome bullying is telling a teacher or an adult you know or when you see someone getting picked on, you could speak up for those people because they might be to shy or they might even be threatened by the bullies so they won't get in trouble.

    May 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
  20. J.B?

    How to overcome is to do what the girl did if you keep getting bullied I. Think you should just go up to the bullies look them straight in the eye and kick their ass til they cry to their mommy and daddy!

    May 2, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  21. Tyler

    Getting good, strong relations with other people that can withstand bullying and help you when your feeling down.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  22. Paryssa

    well many students can just walk away and ignore it if it's not that bad. But other times you might wanna talk with a teacher or a adult to help you over come your bullying and to help you stop it.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  23. Audrey

    One of the most important things to remeber is this: The people you surround yourself with make all the difference. Don't surround yourself with people that like to knock others down. If you can find one genuine person that can be a good friend to you, it really helps you ignore rude comments and focus on the good things aobut yourself and others.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  24. Santiago

    Bullying is clearly a serious issue in the US, and to overcome these problems, the victim must believe in him/herself and find someone to give moral support when needed. The first step to overcoming bullying is telling yourself that it is possible, that you can confront the bully and live happy, and imagining what life would be like if the bullying stopped, how much better it would be. After that, telling a trusted adult is very important, they can give you support, and have the power to help stop the bully.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  25. Jaesang

    When you're a victim of bullying, the most effective way that you can stop bullying is the "Three Step Rule".
    Step 1: Say to the bully: "I don't like it, please stop."
    Step 2: Say again: "I don't like it, so stop...and next time you do it, I'll tell an adult.
    Step 3: Inform an adult.
    This method has worked for my whole life.

    May 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  26. Spencer

    You just have to believe that you're unique and special in your own way. Even if your having problems now, you can't predict what is going to happen in the future and chances are things will get better as long as you keep your head high.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  27. Terri

    There's no such thing as a bully, just victims who can't stand up for themselves.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  28. Amelia

    Get the word out! Tell teachers or your parents the longer you wait the worse it may get.You wouldn't want to risk a life or ever yours(if it was that bad) just get the word out there, so you can make a difference.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  29. Maddie

    I think she is a great example of why we need to be kind and stop the bulling. Some people know how she feels and I don't like seeing it happen to people.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  30. marylou

    well i think that there shoudnt be bullying in the first place, but incase you are being bullied the number one thing you should do is tell an adult. another option is to face up to the bully, dont raise to there standars and fight, but try to explain to them that there hurting you.STOP BULLYING, SAVE LIVES!!

    May 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
  31. Sam

    You can stick up of other people and tell the bully that is he/she continues. They will find them self in the principle's office.

    May 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  32. Daniel

    I think one of the most common ways to respond to bullying is to take a walk and complete a crossword puzzle or a word search or both

    May 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
    • Maddie

      I have to agree with Daniel, just take a walk and think about happy things

      May 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  33. Daniel

    What I think is the best way to deal with bullying is to take a walk and complete a crossword puzzle or a word search or do both.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Meggan

    Bullies either attack students in school to prove that they are tough and mighty or to make themselves feel better. If someone is bullying you, you should try to compliment them, or if they don't stop, defend yourself so you don't end up getting hurt. You should not make a big deal about the bullying unless it is getting out of hand and really hurting you, or the bully will know that they won. Be friendly to everyone around you.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Tri-Minh

    I would say stand up. Don't let them judge you by its appearance. Let them know you will not be the one to be naïve. Tell them that it is not okay to bully anyone because it is not fun for everyone. Tell them to think before they act.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  36. Jacob

    When I was in middle school, kids used to bully me for no reason at all, just because I was different. Adults always say to tell them when this happens, but some times that doesn't work. I found that if you don't react, or get angry, they will stop because they aren't getting a reaction, which makes them look pretty foolish. If that doesn't work tell the a teacher or better yet tell it directly to their parents.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm |
  37. Jack

    Bullying is a big challenge. Many times we hear that bully are the real victims. I think the bullied should help the bullies. It's a good lesson for both sides as the bully learns that he has friends in the world and the bullied learns to help others even those who have hurt them.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  38. Bayley

    A way that I respond to bullying is ignore them. I ignore them, and then they don't bother me anymore. I don't know why people have to be so cruel. Everybody is a human so you have to me mean to them? I don't get it. People should really stop bullying then the world would be a BETTER place.

    May 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  39. xavier

    You could overcome bullying by puting up posters so that the bullying can get the mesage

    May 3, 2012 at 12:14 am |
  40. Ms. Gavlaks

    I think the best way to overcome bullying is turning to God and have faith in Him by believing that you are special and unique.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:48 am |
  41. Jessie

    I think that kids have to not bully each other first. If they do, then people can feel bad and start bullying anyone else.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:38 am |
  42. Page

    I'm sure people will hear this a lot, but tell a teacher about the bullying. Give them the name of the person or group bullying you before it gets too out of hand. The teacher will make sure the bullying won't happen again- it's their job.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:38 am |
  43. Marcus

    We can respond to bullying by speaking up to a responsible adult or parent, so they can do what has to be done to stop this madness and John Doolittle once said "Bullying wasn't okay in elementary school and it isn't okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision".

    May 3, 2012 at 6:57 am |
  44. Armandina

    Hi, I think that today's issue is very delicate and serious! I'm a "white" mother with a gorgeous "black" daughter with 8 years old. We live in a small portguese island where the skin's colour is still a taboo. Right now my daughter is facing bullying and she is suffering a lot with it. This is killing me and I don't know how to handle it, for I've never thought that I would ever face something like that. That is really cruel! And we should indeed do something to change people's minds at once. This "racial war" is too old and retro to continue. It doesn't make any sense in a global village and in an open world.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:28 am |
  45. Miranda

    bullying is not cool for people who get teased and pushed around alot,but listin if you want to,be strong belive in what you dream in and don't let anyone crush it ok

    May 3, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  46. Salil

    Guidance Counselors give lessons about Anti-Bullying. If bullies continue to bully, talk to your school counselor.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:42 am |
  47. Danny

    If I am the person being bullied, I will try to ignore it. Thinking that you have something that's more important, and thinking what makes you feel delight. The things in your mind may help you forget the pain of being bullied, and it may help you brightly face the amazing future that awaits for you.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:42 am |
  48. Ainsley

    If kids are bullied they should either try to make a witty joke about it or just walk away and ignore the bully

    May 3, 2012 at 8:00 am |
  49. soren

    I know what it feels like.
    I often got ciberbullyied,and my sisters bully me all the time!
    First, they want to make you angry,so pertend it's fun.
    If it get's worse, Ignore them.
    More worse still?
    You,are one,unique person.
    You know something they don't.
    dare them to do something youknow how to do or stop bullying you.
    that always worked for me!!

    May 3, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  50. ms.andres's class

    ok you can overcome it by telling teachers

    May 3, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  51. Claire

    Students could respond to bullying by letting an adult know what is going on and not to be afraid of telling someone. Bullying is a serious thing and when no one knows that you are getting bullyed is no way to have someone help you and make sure that it does not conitinue.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  52. Emma

    Students could respond to bullying by telling a trusted adult, or even just telling them to stop. Bullying is something that is happening everywhere now and not a lot of people know how to handle it. But if you are being bullied there are plenty of people around you that could help, such as telling your parents, teachers, guidence counslers, and even an older sibling. Bullying can be stopped in many ways.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  53. ShyAnn

    A way that kids could overcome bulling is to start patitoins against it or tell a teacher and you can also just ignore them dont let them know that it hurts your feels because if they do then they will just keep doing it.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  54. Kayla

    I think the student should just ignore it because it dosent really matter other peoples opinion it just matters what they think of them selves

    May 3, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  55. justin

    I really dont understand why someone would want to bully because just think the golden rule treat people how you would like to be treated and you would not want to be bullied and treated bad. I think anyone who is being bullied should just ignore it or walk away and maybe even tell the teacher but dont fight or talk back which maybe be your instinct.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  56. Nate

    if you are getting bullied, dont just sit there and don't let them do it. get help. talk to a trusted adult or teacher and help the world get over bullying.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  57. Lily

    They could confront the bully and tell them that they never did anything to hurt anyone and that they sould find another way to cope wth there anger depression or what ever make them do what they do. if that does not work you should just ignore them. Most people dont relize is that most bullies have problems like anger,depression, or abuse and so putting other people in pain makes them feel better.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  58. caleb

    i think that the person should NOT TELL on them because that would just make things worse.you should just meet with them and be as nice as you can. And you should ask them why they are being mean to them.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  59. Emily

    I think that bullying is a very upsetting thing. I think that people should stand up for themsleves. I don't think that people should be messed with and that everybody is worth something. Everyone is valuable in there own ways and other people need to respect that.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  60. Vetiburg

    On the game Little Big Planet 2, a person made a level to stop bulling. It got very popular. Stuff like that to show awareness on a video game about fun and creativity is a good idea to tell people to stop bulling.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  61. Jordan

    Bullying can be a very serious issue and I think that too many times it goes unnoticed. It is very hard to deal with bullying when you are the victim. It really tears some kids apart because of the mean and nasty things other kids will say and do to them. The best thing to do when you are being bullied is to tell an adult that you can trust like a teacher, principal, parent, grandparent or a counselor at school. If you don’t get the word out about what is going on, no one can put a stop to it and it will just continue. Also, if you know someone that is being bullied, try to help them out and be there for them and help them understand that it is ok to tell someone what is going on. Bullying isn’t ok.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  62. Shannon

    i know what she has been through. i also had a teacher who bulled me. my mom helped me by seting up a meeting with the councler, princible, the teacher, and my mom to all think of ways to stop it. And another way is to stand up for yourselve tell the buly to knock it off.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  63. Kebriana

    Students who are being bullied should speak out about it. Tell people about it and if they have friends that are being bullied make an group and let their voices be heard. Do something about it. BE HEARD. Bullying is wrong and it should not be ignored.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  64. Noah

    They can step up and tell a teacher and that teacher can help make a stop to bullying. You can stand up to a bully if you speak up and tell a teacher or somebody.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  65. Duncan

    there are many ways to deal with bullying, but the best way is to tell them it's not cool.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  66. Cole

    I think that students should simply just tell someone. a teacher, a parent, a close friend that could help them get through it. They need to do something to stop the bullying that is upon them.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  67. Isaiah

    If I was getting bullied I would encourage myself to ignore the people who want to take my spirits down. Making sure everyone knows that bullying can hurt people is a great way to express feeling. I would post comments on internet about bullying on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc...

    May 3, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  68. FRANKLIN

    You did good. You overcame the meanness of others, and that is truly inspirational. Don't let anyone get you down, because now that you have succeeded in beating them, you have no reason to be afraid of those people.
    you truly are an inspirational person.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  69. Akina

    Walking away, or asking a teacher for help are the most common ways to stop immediate bullying, but getting the word out to others could help in the long term goal to stop bullying completely. Facebook, YouTube or other social media such as Twitter are other good ways to spread the word and help stop bullying.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  70. Taylor

    I think being nice to others is a nice way to stop bullying

    May 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  71. Andrew

    If you or another student are being bullied you should tell your teacher or another adult in charge.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  72. Josh

    For student to overcome bullying kids should tell their parents, teachers and principals and get their school evolved with anti bullying program.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  73. Franny

    I think people who are getting bullied should tell a parent or if the school has a guidance councler they could make an appointment and talk about what is happening and get all their emotions about what happened and the principal could take it on from there.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  74. Hunter

    At first, ask them to stop. They may not know that they are being mean. If they continue, kept track of every time it happens by writing the date, time, and location on a piece of paper. Then, contact administration or faculty at your school.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  75. Jack

    I think bullying should stop and the kids who are being bullied should stand up for themselves.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  76. Brandan

    I think that if someone is seeing someone getting bullied, they need to help that person. Most people just walk away, because they are scared that they will get bullied. Two people can overcome a bully, and then he will not bother them anymore.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  77. Joseph

    The way students can stop bullying is to help and stick up for someone being bullyed even if you don't know them.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  78. Isabella

    I think another way to deal with bulling is to step up or tell an adult and that will help the person who is being bullied. Also another way if you are being bullied is to just walk away if the bully is bulling you,because bulling is not a good thing.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  79. Alexis

    Bullying is just a sighn of pain,sadness and attention.Bullies bully because they have been bullied or they want attention.That dosent mean it's wright and we should put a stop to their suffering.Standing up,speaking up for the victim will change the persons life.Talking to the bully Will change is mined if they should still bully.Tell them it's not right and hope for the best.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  80. jake

    I think its great she wrote about getting bullied l.It needs to be known that bulling isn't cool.She didn't just write about it she wrote it with heart and dedacatoin.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  81. Zoe

    I like the way she responded to bullies. I think kids should who see the other kids being bullied should help the victim. Telling an adult, writing a letter to someone. Even just telling your parent can help you.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  82. steven

    I think its good to stand up against bullying and speak out for whats right.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  83. luke

    you should always try to ignore the bullies and tell a adult.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  84. Emily

    Bullying effects us in a bad way when we are to scared to stand up to it. No one should have to be bullied,but those who are can learn to deal with being bullied and turn it in to an experience that can help them get through the hard parts of life. Being bullied can offer life lessons to victims, treat people with respect and you will be respected.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  85. Brady

    I have been bullied by a lot of people and i know that posters and just telling some one to stop is not enough to stop bulling. We need to have a way to tell an adult about something with out the bully knowing, because i know that a lot of bullied people of the bully knowing that you went to the teacher and Principal and then be even worse to you.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  86. Cristal

    I have been bullied in my life people all the time in school people make fun of me because of the way I dress.My mom says that they say that because they do not have cute clothes like me but I think that my mom just says that to make me happy.I say things to them and i am the one how gets in trouble that is not fair the teacher do not want to believe me.People always gossip about me and even in my face.I make it look like I do not care but i really do 😦

    May 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  87. Brittany

    I think you can do what Pickel did, and write a story about it. You can also overcome it by talking to people, standing up for yourself, and have the courage to walk away

    May 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  88. Brandon

    I think that bullying is a bad thing because it can completely change a victim of it. They might seem the same all the time, but inside they're broken. One day the victim may get so overwhelmed and do something bad to themselves..?

    May 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  89. Pedro

    If someone is bullying you just ignore them or tell an adult.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  90. Mark

    I think kids should stop backing down and stay "just because your having a bad day it doesn't mean you need to ruin mine."

    May 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
    • Mark

      that is not alway the case

      May 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  91. Olivia

    One way is to hold a sign that says, "I will not stand for..." and have a big group of people sit around the one who holds the sign. The group of people hold signs that say anything to do with bullying. And they sit to show they will not stand for it. A group of us at my school did it and we had the entire school sit with us.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  92. Danae

    A positive way of overcoming something like this is to bring it to the office and solve things outs. You can just ignore the bullies, switch schools, stay away from the areas the bullies usually are, there are many more solutions but these in my opinion would work the best.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  93. Emily

    Like many kids, I have been bullied before. The easiest way to overcome it is realize who you are. Not who someone else says you are. To know your personality is one thing, but to let someone else tell it to you is another. When someone is teasing you, let them have that center stage. Just know that they are totally wrong and only you know who you are.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  94. jace

    students can respond by standing up to the bully or try to see why he/she is bullying that person,plus you can stay in a crowd of people like your friends,class mates,even teachers.if you see someone getting bullied stand up for them

    May 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  95. Nolan

    I think bullying is wrong. Just a complete joke and waste of time, it should not even be a thing to do.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
  96. Cody

    I think to over come bulling you have to stand up for others and be yourself don't change who you are to bullied less because people will tease you then. When you stand up to a bully be yourself be the hero to that victim.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Evan

      "that should be a quote"

      May 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  97. Mr. Merrite's class, Galveston, Texas

    Gabrielle's story was insightful, inspirational, motivating, and triumphant. These are the comments from students in Professional Communication in Galveston, Texas. Our debate coach wants to know if you/CNN can forward us a copy of her award-winning essay on overcoming bullying.

    Thanks, Your friends in Galveston!

    Reply: The essay can be found at the Maltz Museum's web site

    May 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  98. G'ovanni

    To stand up to bullies you must be yourself. You must always be yourself to do the right thing.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  99. Alyssa

    bullying people is not a good way to be friends it hurts other people's feelings. all you have to do is stand up for your self
    and tell them that its not woth it it any more because the things you say hurt other's feelings too.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  100. Nathan

    I think the kids in ever school should stop making kids in there class feal bad about them thelf.
    I know because I'm bullied to at my school so it takes a lot of courage to pull yourslef togher to help your fellings.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  101. Sierra

    I have been bullied before. And at first, I believed what they said. But then, I thought ' I don't care what they think of me. I am just going to be me. If they don't like it, then oh well. ' my advice is to ignore the bully. Also, if you see someone else being bullied, stand up to them.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  102. Nathan

    I hope every kid should be as kind as they can be don't keep all of your anger in u let it out in a sfae way 😉

    May 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  103. keely

    being a accomplice but being the victim is worse. My advice is to be near your true friends and tell an adult if you are bullied. Prevent bullying now.One kid can make a big difference

    May 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  104. Nathan

    let u be the boss of u ok don't say" I will kill u!" not like that! ok let u bein control over your mind :0 :)(

    May 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  105. Pamela

    I have been bullied in the past and I think it's awesome that she took a stand.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  106. Lyndee

    Bullying is like if you have a dog and beat it up it's whole life, when it grows up it will be aggressive to anybody that comes near it because it was trained that way. Bullies usually are not trying to harm you, just trying to get attention. They are getting negative attention, so next time a bully says something rude, try to make a joke out of it. Always be nice to the bully, because then they might grow out of their fears and be nice to you and others.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  107. Nathalie

    There are usually three people involved in bullying: the bully, the victim, and the bystander. Students can help bullying by not putting up with it. The next time you see somebody being bullied at school, tell the bully to stop.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  108. Kali

    You are a great person don't listen to the hate because they are really hating themselves. Smile and walk away from them and be the better person. You can do anything don't give up!

    May 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  109. Nicholas

    Students deal with bullying all the time, you can always stay with your friend(s), and always have someone for your support, even if you do get bullied, stand up for yourself with your friend(s).

    May 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  110. Glenn

    They could try to help there friends or if they are getting bullied they could try homeschooling.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  111. Jason

    They could make a slide show.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  112. Jacob

    They could stand up and have a voice so that the bullies will back off.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  113. Beatriz

    Our school has found a way to stop bulling. They have a group name C4C or Cougars for Changes. It helps us realize that we are not alone. It makes us feel that we can talk to the vice principle or the principle if we have problems. C4C involves everybody and it makes us feel a free bulling school.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  114. selena

    I think bully should stop because it is not a nice thing to do i think how to get bullying to stop is that you have to ignore them because the teachers won't do anything or you can tell them that the words hurt that they say

    May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  115. Patrick

    I was told that to overcome bullying you have to stand up for yourself and make people aware that you are being mistreated appropriately and need serious help.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  116. Kyle

    i would just go home and take it out on my brother but then i realized i was spreading the hate instead of stopping it at the start so when i went to school the next day i told the kid i didn't like it and when he didn't i told a teacher.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  117. Garret

    Me (from experience) like to make a joke out of what they are trying to be mean about. I irritate them to get them to go away. or i just calmly walk away

    May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  118. Calysta

    Some ways to overcome bullying is make some new friends that like you for you. When you have the friends stick with them and if people bully you, your friends will be there to stand up for you.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  119. ryan

    Kids only bully people to make there selves feel better and bulling is bad he's going to end up getting in trouble and maybe kicked out of the school.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  120. abbie

    i think bullying come form when they were bullied in there other years and that they think that they can bully because they wont other to feel there pan or they do because they feel like it is fun but it is not kids kill them self because of it.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  121. justeen

    there are lots of ways to prevent bullying....... but i think that we shouldn't have to do anything because i shouldn't happen. People that bully are being bullied or have been bullied before so if we just talk to them and let them express their thoughts then they would not bully any more. They could help some other bullies by expressing their feelings as well. If this does become of how it should then bullying will not be a problem in just a few short years. (but then again their i always going to be someone that doesn't listen or just goes back into bullying others.)

    May 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  122. Caitlin

    Getting involved in school or local community, draw, write or something that you can enjoy.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  123. Ethan

    well my friends nathan, jacob, and brayan used to get bullied. But we worked together to over come it and they stood up to the bully and he stoped.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  124. phillip

    bullying is horrible I get bullied and I know how bad it feels to have someone call you fat and throw candy at you and tell you to eat it.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
  125. Kaci

    I know how hard it is from experience and its also not easy to stand up for yourself no matter how hard you try but everybody is going to go through life with mean people who make words hurt and all I have to say is practice standing up for yourself I still have trouble because I don't like being mean but if the other person is ruining your life then that's where you need to draw the line I found that out the hard hard so take it the easy way and just don't let get away with it.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  126. nathan

    i think that a way to overcome bullying is to just walk away every time they come near you

    May 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  127. Jacob

    Us people need to stand up to them not just one person or two they won't stop you need everyone to stand up for other people who are being bullied

    May 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  128. Renee

    Other ways people can overcome bullying is by not going up to other people and gosiping about them and dont keep your head low if you stand up straight with your head high there is a higer chance you will not be picked on.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  129. Kalee

    Bullying is very wrong, it could hurt a lot of people. People who are being bullied should tell them to stop and if not then they wont stop. You guys should tell someone and make the bully stop.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  130. Jaclyn

    I think it is extremely hard to get over bullying. It's hard because it consists of people making fun of you and pointing out every one of your flaws. I think kids should talk to other people about it. Talk to someone they trust and know will make them feel better.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  131. Regan

    Well, from experience, I think that you can never really find a way to over come it; it still hurts. But I also think that just being with your friends and them telling you whatever that the person who happens to be bullying you is wrong.

    May 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  132. Caity

    They can just ignore it by knowing that the only reason that they are doing it is because they have problems with their life (whether it be that they or bullied, they have family problems, or something other then that) and need to take it out on someone who is obviously BETTER then them

    May 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  133. Danny

    Whoever is a bully, has been bullied before. Bullying starts a chain reaction and it needs to stop. Lots of kids do harmful things to themselves because of bullying. And the bully doesn't care, but what if it happens to his/her friend? How are they going to feel?

    May 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  134. haily

    you can tell a teacher or walk away

    May 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  135. Rose

    People can overcome bullying by simply believing in themselves. People will try to bring you down and allu have to do is stand up for what you believe in. There's many people thatgo through bullying and they should know that suicide isnt the answer.Just get back up and keep going.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  136. Alaina

    The person getting bullied could tell an adult or teacher.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  137. Nate

    A way students can respond to bullying is to make friends who won't put up with it.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  138. Marisol

    Everyone has been bullied in their life.But only the strong ones let them go and ignore them.It's going to take practice but if you be patient things get easier.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  139. lukas

    you can tell people like teachers and parents to stop them before it happens or gets outa hands

    May 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  140. sarah

    I think that she did the right thing...keep strong and move on..i got bullied just because of roomers..but every day i keeped my head up just like her and i will keep doing so till i am done with school.....me and my best friend keeps going

    May 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  141. cambria

    one thing that i do is think about when I'm older and the boss of them and make them go threw everything that happened to me. Another thing is when there bullying me is I think about who bullied them to make them act the way they are?

    May 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  142. katriel

    you could use facebook to spread awareness...or go up to kids in your neighborhood and asked them questions about bullying and what they think about it?:)

    May 3, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  143. Brooke

    When I was in 4th grade I was bullied everyday, by a little girl named Hunter. She would call me very rude names, and make fun of me because I was a Christian and went to Church. Eventually, I told the counselor her name and eventually we became friends, and started going to the counselor together everyday. We aren't as good of friends now, but we aren't enemies. So, We helped each other through it. And with it, we became good friends.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  144. Brooke

    i think bullying is a serious thing that isn't being taken care of as much as it should be. i see it in my school every day, and sometimes it gets taken care of, but sometimes its just ignored. bullying leads to other problems. and we need to be the ones to step up and help take care of it.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  145. tristin

    if i was going to overcome bullying i would take it as a joke and if someone throw something at me i would throw it back.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  146. Miya

    you should not sit there and let them bully you "stand up for your self and be heard"

    May 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  147. Eric

    What I would do is consult to an adult on where your going to meet your bully and your at the exact spot you need to be and then when your bully comes the adults will come in surprise and catch him red handed.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  148. Hannah

    When I am bullied and fell discouraged I tell an adult then I write out a lot of good qualities about myself so that what they (bullies) say does not bother me.

    May 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  149. Josie

    Do not let bullies keep you down.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  150. tajane

    A good way to stop get students or even people all over to respond to bullying is to have a protest or some type of fundrasing thing in the community to get the word out or to get someone who has been bullyed to speak out

    May 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  151. Sarah

    I think that if the person who is begin bullied could find one true friend, that their lives would go intoa new, better location. Find a friend could realy make the diffrence.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  152. James

    It will be worse to tell teachers because people will revenge by bullying again, try to learn some self-defense martial art, but the important thing is NOT to hate them!

    May 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  153. Ayman

    I think that bullying should stop because later on it can cause huge problems.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  154. Yousof

    Bullying is a problem for many students. If bullying continues, bullies should be expelled.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
  155. Carter

    I've found it best to just ignore them if they are trying to annoy me, half of the time they WANT you to fight back. If they don't think I will fight back, than I tell usually make a comment, strong enough for them to leave me alone, yet weak enough not to instigate more. People need to be mature enough not to care what people think.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  156. De'Val

    A way I overcome bullying is by telling the bully how I feel, and if that doesn't work I try to put myself in their shoes. Some people bully, because of their upbringing and that's something they can't help.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm |
  157. Brianna

    In my opinion some positive ways to respond to bullying is to let a counselor, teacher, or someone that you can trust.You can also try talking to the person that's bullying you or writing a story that's inspirational and that tells about whats gone on through your life and how can overcome it.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  158. Nolan

    Just ignore the person, if you don't respond in any way they'll eventually leave you alone. You can also go out and do something you enjoy so you can get your mind off of it.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  159. Kayley

    We can tell. It's for the good of others so we can't betold wer're "tattling" on them. Spred the word that bullying is soooo not cool.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  160. Soof

    I would just stay away from them because if you are always by them they probably will hurt you more.

    May 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  161. Alvaro

    Great i congratulate that woman its good she overcome bullying now many kids around the world could hear this and stand up for themselves

    May 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  162. vincent

    I always thought that bullies attack week children. So, why not build a muscle?

    May 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  163. Cooper

    You can make a video about bullying and share your feelings and post it on youtube. And maybe the person bullying you will see the video. Another was is to ask the person why they bully you.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  164. Chihaya

    bullying happens a lot at schools nowadays. Many kids are always afraid of going to school everyday, and those who are bullied never speak up because they're scared of getting hurt. But if we keep quiet all the time makes them want to bully us more. So WE need to stand up and show them that we are not weak by making good grades, getting teachers' attention, and making lots of friends...

    May 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  165. radek

    I was builled before andI I learned the only reason they do it is because they are jealous of you. A good way to stop a person from bullying you is to tell them you don't like what there doing and you want them to stop.Make sure to do it with a strong voice and to stand straight and be calm; don't show them you're mad: it will tell them it's working.You can also ignore it. Let's put an end to it. No one should be picked on!!!

    May 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  166. Lilly

    Bullying is a real problem, but a lot of adults deny it. It's not just a kid's responsibility to protect themselves. Teachers and parents need to punish bullies more severely and more often. If they couldn't get away with it, they wouldn't do it.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  167. Chelsea

    I have actually never been bullied, but I am someone who has bullied others, and then someone gave me a taste of my own medicine, and I realized I was awful to those people. I am never going to do that ever again i want them to know i'm very sorry.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  168. makena

    She or he should tell an adult immediately or you can tell your friend, sometimes telling a friend really makes you feel better. A lot of people are getting afraid of telling anyone.I think that is the reason more people are getting bullied

    May 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  169. Lina

    I think people can find positive ways to forget about those bullies, like sports and after school clubs. I know my school is trying to help to stop bullying, and they are doing a great job.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  170. Laney

    People can stand up for the ones that are being bullied. Soon we will stop bullying. Get the word out. Maybe even this can help bullying stop. I have been bullied myself and I would be so happy to see it stop and no one else to get hurt!

    May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  171. Ally

    Bullying is not something that can be overcome in a matter of days, it may take months or years. I think the best way would be to spread awareness about bullying, that way people will recognize it when they see it and put a stop to it.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  172. Kay

    Just being a friend to the person who is bullied can mean a lot. Standing up from them when you know that they aren't being treated right or when they are getting pushed around. I know from personal experience.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  173. Zigon

    Students who are bullied can react positively by sharing their experiences with others who are bullied. The person they share their story with can give new ideas to them on how to overcome it, and the they can give advice to that person's situation. Just because we are bullied does not mean we should keep it to ourselves.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  174. Cameron

    For me, my bully has always been my parents. Since I am Transgender, they always make me feel like I am less of a person. They are constantly telling me that I am a disgrace and an embarrassment to the family. I overcome that. Because unlike them, I do not have hatred for someone else in my heart. I know I am better than that.

    May 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  175. Matthew

    If a bully was bullying me I would walk away tell a adult and be calm and cool and positive and not get physical

    May 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  176. Erica

    I know how being bulled is.Its not fun!Just tell how ever is bullying you to," stop you arte hurting yourself not me".

    May 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  177. Matthew

    To get calm I would find a friend to confert me and do my favirite stuff and walk away tell a adult and be calm and cool and try to be positive and I would not make it worse.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  178. Savannah

    I've found that ignoring bullies is the best way to overcome them. They want you to get upset, so when you don't, you aren't giving them what they want. Really though, it's all about your mindset. Bullies, no matter what we do, will ALWAYS exist. That's why we have to teach ourselves not to care about what other people think or say about us. It's not necessarily easy, but it is possible. Physical bullying is more troublesome, however, since it's something you can't really ignore. That's when you go talk to an adult.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  179. Allania

    They can just NOT bully! It's really easy...bullies get no where in life. If we could just stop all of them, the world (Middle and High School) would be such a better place! 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  180. Pavel

    Don't allow them to gain power from the very start. Have courage, be strong. Words are powerful. Otherwise, it will become harder to put one foot in front of the other, knowing that your freedom of expression, speech, and thought is in the hands of a jerk with a low self-esteem.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  181. connor

    Other kids can tell an adult. Last year I got bullied a lot. Telling an adult helps a lot even if its a parent, principal, or teacher.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  182. Jake

    The school staff needs to do everything you can to STOP BULLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    May 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  183. katie

    you can overcome bullying by telling a teacher. If you see someone getting bully, reach out to them and tell them how good of a person they are even if u dont know them 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  184. bob jr.

    a good way to keep up your spirit when being bullied is to think of the good things in life If the bulling goes to far then tell a teacher to try to stop it. Dont let kids bully you like the girl in this news article

    May 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  185. katiebug!

    If someones being bullied ask them what they need from you. Any support helps. They may want someone to walk to class and such with them. Ask them the best way you can help them, and let them know that you care about them and are there for them. Being bullied is hard to go through alone.

    May 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
  186. Pachia

    I think a way to stop bullying is to speak up, and know that you have the right to speak up & be proud you did or tell a wise grown up (:

    May 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  187. Ally

    I think we could be more like this girl. She overcame her problems. Another good way to overcome bullying is to use your talent, like she did. whether it's poetry, or writing music, do it. Show the world what you're made of!

    May 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  188. Melisa

    I would do the same thing or even more to help my friends

    May 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
  189. Francesca

    Students can respond to bullying by standing up for themselves or their friends. If they stand up for themselves the bully can't hurt you. Also maybe the bully will stop bullying you after they get the fact that you are a strong person. Also you could just ignore them. They will eventually stop. Also if they verbally bully you, such as being called fat or stupid, just be confident and know in your heart that you are none of those things. The bully is just insure and maybe jealous of the victim.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
    • Francesca

      sorry *insecure and maybe jealous

      May 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
  190. Melissa

    Two of the main reasons people are bullied are because of appearance and social status. Bullies pick on the people they think don't fit in, maybe because of how they look and how they act. However, when it goes on and on, bullying can put a person in a state of constant fear.

    May 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
  191. Shameehee

    They can try and help the bully become nicer or be with a group so they will always be there to help you if being bully.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
  192. Graham

    Bullying can be a serious topic that lots of people experience every day. Ways you can reject teasing are that you can turn mean comments right back in peoples faces, and surprise them. Mentioning random theings help as well.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm |
  193. Kristin

    Last year, people started calling me and my friend lesbian and they said not to tell us and tell every new kid who came in. We eventually found out and I was shocked people said that. I thought that it would befine if i just shruged it off but a day later, I just couldn't handle the stress of some of my closest friends thinking that I was Lesbian. My friend and I went to a teacher told her what was going on. Eventually, the principal came in and cleared everything up with everyone in the grade.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:44 pm |
  194. Rachael

    Bullying is just another way to tell people they dont like them. So, lets all get together with and/or family and help stop bullying.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  195. Mikey

    I always like to befriend the bully's friends. That way, I get to know the bully like how others see him or her. If all else fails, talk to an adult.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:05 am |
  196. Yesenia

    Students should not be afraid to stand up to their bully. Bullies just pick the person who they think are weak and won't do anything to stop them. You should face them and help other people from getting bullied even if you know that u might get hurt its worth the fight.

    May 4, 2012 at 1:02 am |
  197. ASHLEY :}

    I think kids just bully other kids to be cooler or they think they will get cooler.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:20 am |
  198. Mackey

    I think that you should just ignore it or if you cant because its so bad get a teacher or stand up to the bully

    May 4, 2012 at 2:32 am |
  199. Daniel

    In South Korea, where I live, bullying is a serious problem. What our government does is place police officers in school, and if a student is caught bullying, it is recorded and it will follow them for the rest of their life, so they can'tget a job later on. I think that is the best way to deal with bullying.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:05 am |
  200. Delaney

    Bullying is a serious situation which people need to stop immediately. People are people; we are all the same no matter what race, religion or personality. Some positive ways to stop bullying are that people that are being bullied can form an anti-bullying group that stops bullying right when it happens. If your being bullied then tell people, create a blog and have people that our being bullied speak out and be heard. Be creative and be bold with your ideas.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  201. Erin

    Anybody can make a speech about bullying. But do they really understand it? Almost half of the people who make bullying speech's haven't been bullied at all. It's nice that they are trying to get the point across but are they really understanding it? The people who best understand this problem are the victims of it. If we had the people who were people bullied come out and talk about it, their voices would be 10x stronger then the voices of the people who haven't been bullied.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  202. Sam

    If I was being bulllied I would tell a trusted adult they should take care of it if they don't I would tell my parents.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  203. Sam

    If I was being bullied I would tell a trusted adult they should take care of it if they don't I woud tell my parents.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  204. Jenn

    People don't understand just how much they can impact others. The values that people have determine how they treat others. People who care about others, don't care about differences and pick one people because of them.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  205. martez

    i think kids can respond to bullying buy just being able to stand up for there self and if people are getting bullyed in school i think the student that uis getting bullyed should not be scared in just tell the principle that he or she is getting bullyed becuse if they dont stick up for there self or let any one know its going to get worse.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:20 am |
  206. Carli

    A Positive way someone Can respond to bullying is by Standing up for your self or go to tell someone , or even try to talk to the one thats doing the bullying, and try to figure out why do they bully others. Is to bring themselves up or make themselves feel higher, just try to avoid the bully.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:34 am |
  207. Lynncey

    I think schools can have a no bullying club and a day to teach people how to prevent bullying.Also to show how to tell someone if you or a friend is being bullied.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  208. juan

    i think that the only way to overcome bullying is that you must stand up to them and just say stop it and walk away that has worked for many people and it might work for you!

    May 4, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  209. lauren

    bullying is bad so just stay out of drama and keep a low profile or if somthing happens just tell an adult.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  210. Gabrielle

    Well since their arent always teachers around don't give into the bully. Try walking away and if that doesnt work say thank you and keep staying positive to the bully. Always smile and know that you are beautiful

    May 4, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  211. Lakota

    You can overcome bullying by telling an adult. Another way you can stop bullying by standing up for someone that is getting bullied.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  212. MaShayla

    I just ignore the rude comments. Sometimes I talk to my nurse, who is my Young Women's leader, or I talk to my Guidance counselor. I sometimes just tell them that they need to back off.. Whatever way you choose... stick up for yourself.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  213. caden

    You can just ignore the bully. If someone is mean to me I just block them out.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  214. Morganne

    They can walk away and tell a teacher that someone is bullying. Or you can say please stop and walk away.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  215. olivia

    I think we could could like put out teachers to actually SEE what happens. they only get people in trouble for little things. And if the bullies are popular then the teachers don't get them in trouble because there popular.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  216. Braxton

    I think it is wrong to bully people. So dont do it.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  217. Dawson

    I think what happened to this girl about the kids bulling her and what she said on CNN Student News, it is just not right. So for to get that $50,000 was like a dream for a scolarship ride. So we need to band bulling about racism.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:00 am |
  218. Hannah

    I belive students can fight bullying by ignoring it if it is cyber bullying. But if it is strait up agressive bullying you ned to contact some one to help them stop it.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  219. khalifa

    i dont think that you can prevent bullying. Everybody gets bulled and everybody has at least bulled someone in there life time. Im not a bully i just stand up for myself when needed.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  220. casiana

    I think bullying is a very serious issue. I understand bullying doesn't happen to everyone, but everyone can get involved and try and stop it when they see it happening. Bullying is a no, no. MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!

    May 4, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  221. Rachel

    Sometimes certain individuals do not know how to overcome the fear of being bullied and they tend to let it happen. But, for those of the people who can't or do not know what to do. Others, can try to do their best to stop and help it. When you see somebody who is getting bullied the best way to prevent it from getting worse is to take them out of that situation and tell them that they do not have to deal with that and ask them to go on a walk with you.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  222. Mark

    I have had this happen to me and it suck the way to get rid of this is have a counsler talk to them and maybe they were bully in the begining of the schooling

    May 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  223. Auden

    I agree that bullying is a important issue, and if it goes to far it can be dangerous, but it's been going on forever. I don't think that there is really any way to make it stop. It's hard enough to find out if someone's being bullied, by the time any one finds out, it could be too late. I think that ralleys about it and things like that are good, but can raise false hope. There isn't really much that we can do about it, although I wish that there was.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  224. Darneile

    Just completely ignore the bulling and talk to a teacher,principle,or parent about it this will show that you are much more mature than the bullies will ever be

    May 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  225. Ulrich

    At our school, we're going to stand up for 5 minutes to help overcome bullying. It's called Stand up to bullying. Afterwards, we're going to discuss bullying and the effects of it and how to stop it.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  226. Colin

    Stick with your friends. They can help you in a bullying situation. Also, always tell an adult when you have been bullied. They can help put an end to it. You have to speak up, or it'll just stay the same.

    May 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  227. Paityn

    I know what it's like to go through being bullied everyday, I think that talking to someone, and just staying strong through it and pushing yourself, to know that you can get through this is the aim you should go for, don't let the bullies have satisfaction, and be yourself no matter who dislikes you for it, stay true to yourself.

    May 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  228. Ashton & Nicole

    We think this is good news to know , that someone is standing up for those who are getting bullied ! More people should stand up for something like that ! (:

    May 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  229. maddy

    calmly walk away and find a teacher or adult. do not retaliate

    May 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  230. emblim

    don't fight back it just makes matters worse . just calmly walk away and find a teacher or adult.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  231. Jeremy

    Bullies feed off reactions, so ignore them or laugh at them. They'll lose interest.

    May 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  232. JUAN

    better then saying something back you should ignore them while you are in school. i think the best thing to do if they bully you a lot is to tell a adult and they will do something about it.and if they want to beat you up is go up to the main office of your school if your teacher is not in class.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  233. Elijah

    They should tell him back off. If it doesn't work then tell an adult. Dont hesitate tell a adult what is happening to you.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  234. Robert

    I think students can overcome bullying by a few reasons. One is that the student can tell a teacher. The second way is that the student can tell his or her parent. The final way is that they can try to talk to the other person and try to work it out. One other way is that they can tell a person in the office. The one thing that you don't want to do is to confront the bully, because there is a possibly that you might get in trouble along with the bully.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  235. kyle

    You could punch the bully in the face and make him/her go crying home to his mommy. Or you could go to an adult. I don't know it's your choice not mine.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  236. zach

    i think students are being bulling by the way they are and how they feel . other people use that advantage to make them self more of being a more powerful bully then they are now. because iv been bulled before so i know what its like be i the position so i had no power at all.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  237. Delaney

    Bullying hurts students everyday. I think bullying can be overcome if more kids stand together against it. Too many people stand by and watch. If we don't sit and watch people get bullied, if we get up and do something about it, we can overcome bullying.

    May 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  238. Gunner

    You gotta face it. And if you can find somebody who will face it with you. Go to an adult or trusted friend. but overcoming bullying is not something people can just get over. It can really bog a preson down.If you ever see anybody who is being bullied, help them cause you will never know when they might be able to help you.

    May 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  239. julia

    i overcome bullying by talking about it to staff and not letting it run my life you can over com bullying if you have the strength and power to stand up for yorself.

    May 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  240. Beth

    When you are bullied, or you see someone else being bullied, you need to tell someone.RIGHT AWAY!Bulling has become a serious problem, and can ruin lives.It's not something to keep to yourself or joke about.

    May 4, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  241. Aeris

    A bully's goal is to make you have basically no self esteem left in you, to the point where they don't expect you to say anything back to them when they tease you or steal from you. So why not surprise them? You could do things like burst out laughing when their trying to be mean, or raise your eyebrows like you don't quite understand when they're insulting you. Next time they try to snatch something from you, don't let go, and even do little things like try to act like everybody's your friend by smiling a lot. Who knows? You may even actually make a few new friends.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  242. Jordan

    Just simply stay away from that person. If they keep following you ask them nicely to stop. I it keeps going on tell an adult. If the adult doesn't help gt their attention or confront the bully one on one.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  243. Taylor

    Students can go to a trusted adult or friend. Tell the adult that you want the report to stay anonomous. That way, you can stop the bullying and the bully has a larger crowd that knows what he or she has been doing.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  244. Billy

    Well, what you got to do is get one of those adults to help you with your bullying problems, bro.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  245. Gary

    If you are being bullied, you could go talk to a friend or a parent about it. One thing that you could do is to go talk to the person that is bullying you. If that doesn't work, then go talk to someone about it.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  246. Edwin

    You can tell a teacher to tell them that you are getting bullied. You can also tell the person that is the bully to stop doing this to you.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  247. shannon

    They can write out what happened the day that they got bullied and give it to the principal so that he/she can talk to the bully.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  248. Patrick

    You can avoid bullying by walking away from bad situations where you think you might get hurt or hurt someone.

    May 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
  249. Peyton

    A good way to stop bullying would be to just turn everything that the bully says into a compliment or a joke. Alot of the time tthe bully is just jealous of who they are bullying.

    May 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  250. SHAUN

    I think you could over come bulling by standing up for yourself and stand up for whats right for you

    May 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  251. NIck

    Bullying is a big problem! We should have groups for kid who are bullied. Show what bullying does to a kid in assembly. If it has to get to this have a memorial for a kid who um..... lost thier life to bullying. LET'S WORK TOGHETER TO END BULLYING. IF YOU SEE IT SPEAK UP!!!!

    May 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  252. Amy

    i think that stories about overcoming bullying are great inspiration to all the people who are out there that can help. If you see people bullying or you are bullied yourself, get help right away and you will be helping make the world a better place.

    May 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
  253. sam

    i think school all over the world should have a palce in the school to help the trobled bullies to become friendy with student.

    May 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  254. Lizzzie

    Always stand tall, and smile.
    Don't let them see that what they say bothesr you...<3

    May 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  255. Danica

    If your bullied of course, tell somebody,if its harmful,if that doesn't work just try to have a postive attitude so that one bullying situation doesn't keep you down in the dumps.

    May 4, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  256. Brenndan

    All bullying of any kind is extremely unacceptable. We (the students) must group together and prevent, or better yet, stop bullying all together. It sounds like and impossible task, but we have to do something about this. We cannot let this horrible behavior into our own hands!

    May 4, 2012 at 9:47 pm |
  257. NIck

    Another thing I rember is these bully hoildays. These are hate crimes. Every on is different it is what makes us all beautiful. if you gonna tease me because of that go ahead. These hate crimes should be stopped. If sseen at school kids should be suspended.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
  258. Andrea

    I've found the best way to overcome bullying is to remember that you are better than them. I always remember that I have an amazing future ahead of me, and I shouldn't dwell on bullying. Just think that you are a gold star and nobody can dim your brilliant light!

    May 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
  259. AlAyNa

    what i would do is go directly to the bullies, hold a school assembly and subtly talk to the bullies without singling the out. or you could try holding rallies all over the world about bullying, heck make it national day!

    May 4, 2012 at 10:54 pm |
  260. Johnson

    I think bullying is one of the major problem that people has experienced. This is when teasing crosses the line to bullying. One school has done a solution by making a bully-block-busters. I say that is a very great idea.

    May 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm |
  261. Ryuku

    For some people, maybe the best way is to just talk to someone you trust, such as your parents, teachers, or even your friends. Talk about how you feel and talk about ways to stop the bullying. My answer is just talk about it and take action.

    May 5, 2012 at 6:52 am |
  262. Jasmine

    Bullying is a problem and its not necessary. I know what people are feeling because I go through the same thing. It happens to evryone at some point of their life. But the best thing you can do is avoid these people that are mean to you.It works for some people maybe it will work for other people to.

    May 5, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  263. Lexii

    I think all you have to do is think "I am someone" because everyone is and you should always belive that its sad when inncoent kids cut or killl themselfs... Also Tell somebody!

    May 5, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  264. Sofia & Hannah

    Students can respond to bullying in a positive manner by talking to a trusted adult or school counselor. If you or someone you know is being bullied or is a bully, then you should immediately talk to an adult. Don't be part of the problem, be the solution.

    May 5, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  265. Keeley

    I think that bullying is underestimated. Schools need to keep a closer eye on the issue and start programs where kids can talk to someone about bullying and get advice on it. So many kids' lives have been destroyed by bullying.

    May 5, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  266. Hannah

    we can overcome bulling by inogre bullies and say nice things to the bully.

    May 5, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  267. melody

    one way a student could deal with bulling is to tell a teacher, if you don't then the kid wouldn't get in trouble for their own mistakes and would continue bulling you

    May 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  268. Tearra

    I've been bullied pre-k to 3rd grade. I wish I could have done something about it, but I did not. For those who have been bullied or are being bullied, all you could do is show them that no matter what you still have the strength to come to school. Even if your going through a stage of suicide, remember to take a deep breath of life and be confident about your self. No matter what pain it brings you, your job is to be strong for yourself and others. Show them who you are!

    May 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  269. sarah

    You have to show that you can stand up and you can fight against the Bully and you have to fight. Agqinst the bully.

    May 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  270. Sarah

    you can just do not bother with them.

    May 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  271. Isabella

    Well I think that people who are being bullied need to start standing up for them selfs and other people. If they star doing this then other people will start to stand up and soon we will have barly any bullies. SOme ways of stopign bullies is like telling them NO! That would be my way of stoppign a bully. If they refuse then you will talk to them in a manor voice and see why they feel the need for bullying.

    May 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  272. Michelle

    The students can find what makes them happy and put bullying behind them. They should know that they can accomplish bigger and better things. But they should just put bullying behind them but also tell an adult . And you never know, that student's light might be helping raise awareness about something and put a stop to it.

    May 5, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  273. Robin

    Bullying can be found in many ways. There are hitting with no reason, ignoring you, stealing your personal possessions... These are ways of bullying a person. However, there is a get-through with these problems. People tend to break up in groups. There will be a group who are always more friendly to you than other people. Your jobs is to find that group who like you.

    May 6, 2012 at 1:29 am |
  274. Seth

    People think bullying is ok. But it's not ok to others like me. one way to stop it is to just walk away.

    May 6, 2012 at 6:41 am |
  275. Dixie

    Students can respond to bullying by standing by eachother when one of their own is being bullied. Standing up for yourself and others tends to work, especially if you do it peacefully. For example, Gandhi managed to to stand up to a whole government of bullies (the British Empire) by going to jail & fasting. In 1947, India gained its independence back; a whole country was freed and given its independence because people banded together. Imagine what would happen if we started doing that in schools to bullies.

    May 6, 2012 at 8:51 am |
  276. Kenan

    I think what you should do is just walk away, so that then the bully's won't feel powered.

    May 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  277. Austin

    There are many ways to overcome bulling one of them is trying to ignore them for a while if they don't stop then go to a trusted adult and tell them what's going on and see if they will stop. They most likely will once you tell an adult.

    May 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  278. Natalie

    a few weeks ago I got into a fight with a girl who I thought was my best friend,we had been friends for years and one day she began bullying me,so,I just had to stand there and take it,she tried to slap me,and I jerked away from it.The best way to deal with bullies is let them toss you around and don't fight back

    May 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm |