“He’s bullying me!”  “She’s bullying me!!”  On many school campuses, the term “bullying” has become more of a joke than a real accusation. The term is used so often that it loses its power. As a full time anti-bullying speaker, I help students understand the real meaning of what is bullying?

Bullying is defined by the U.S. Government as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.” (StopBullying.Gov).

Ultimately bullying is about power. It’s a power grab. And if you don’t know how to respond to a bully, you’ll probably just fight back or run away. In this video post, I describe my experience with how I learned to deal with bullying and how I broke free from the victim mindset.

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 Victimproof.org 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 www.Victimproof.com.

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