Brave kid stands up to bullies: ‘I think you guys see me as a big target’

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It takes a lot of courage to stand up to a bully, especially for a child.

One young boy put his fears aside and faced his bullies in public, according to the Huffington Post.

Jake, a boy with autism, recently spoke out during an exercise in his school gym, addressing his bullies head on.

“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,” Jake said. “I want to try to be your friend, but you don’t try to be mine.”

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.

“If you are getting bullied, try and tell them to stop and not give a reaction,” he said.


  • Jack

    That was just awesome! I did not have your courage Jake. I was bullied for several years and I could not find the courage to speak up. My brother is autistic so I know this was much harder for you than many think. If I were your sister I would be so very proud of you. If I were your Mom I would be proud of you but also would want to kick the butts of your bullies. What you did and how you did it will reach children all over the world and maybe give them the push they need to stand up for themselves too. You started a chain reaction that will go on long after you graduate from that school.

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