‘I Think You Guys See Me as a Big Target’: Courageous Kid Stands Up to Bullies
It takes a lot of courage to stand up to a bully, especially for a child.
According to the Huffington Post, one young boy put his fears aside and faced his bullies in public.
Jake is a boy with autism.
He recently spoke out during an exercise in his school gym, addressing his bullies head on. Jake said, ” I think you guys see me as a big target. You guys are always leaving me out of stuff, never paying attention to me or anything I say.”
His courageous act was part of the Bully Project, a social action campaign to stop bullying.
Since filming the video, Jake told ‘Upworthy’ he is doing much better and since the movie has made a lot of friends.
Jake also offered advice to other kids with autism. He said, ‘If you are getting bullied, try and tell them to stop and not give a reaction.”
Read more on Jake’s story here.