Do you really have to be bullied by the words and opinions of other people? In this video post about bullying, I explain two positive ways students can respond without giving power to the bully. Ultimately bullying is about power. They might try to take it from you, but you don’t have to give it to them.

As an anti-bullying speaker students often tell me that they respond to bullies by intimidating them right back with a tough attitude or with choice words. But is it really effective to fight fire with fire. In my new book, Victimproof, I suggest not. Download it free for a limited time at

Tom Thelen - Youth Motivational Speaker

About Tom Thelen - Youth Motivational Speaker

Tom Thelen is one of America’s top youth motivational speakers and the creator of the Victimproof Bullying Prevention Program. He has spoken at over 500 schools and conferences inspiring groups of all ages to take responsibility for their choices and to make an impact in their local culture. He is best known for the Program that serves as a year-round follow-up to his live events. Tom lives in Michigan with his wife Casie and their four children. Join Tom for a FREE WEBINAR for parents and teachers at

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