How to Survive Bullying!

Hey blog buddies! So I have been wanting to create this video
for a long time, but I wasn’t really the victim of anti-gay bullying growing up. And I know that when you talk about a subject
like this it’s a lot more powerful when you can speak from experience. So I would like to introduce you to Nick. He is a blog buddy and unfortunately he has
had a really hard time with bullying so I would like him to share his story and then
he’s going to share a few tips for surviving bullying. Take a look. So I am here with a blog buddy Nick. Hi Nick. Hi. Nick you were this is a topic that is personal
to you because it is something you experienced. Can you tell us about what happened? In the middle of 7th grade I came out of the
closet, I told everyone that I was gay. How old were you when you came out? Twelve. Wow. It was just so different for everything to
be seeing because I was the first gay person they have ever seen. People would make fun of me for the way I
dressed or how I had my hair. There was a page that was created against
me. On Facebook? Yes, on Facebook and you liked it and that
meant you did not like me. Was the bullying ever physical? Did anyone ever like try to hurt you? Our school was close to the downtown of the
town that were were in and there was a really big crowd of boys and this one point I was
with my friends and they all crowded around me. I got punched in the head and then I ran inside
to the ice cream place and I cried because I was overwhelmed. Obviously, it’s just heartbreaking to hear
Nick’s story. But because he is so strong and so courageous
I wanted Nick to share his seven tips for surviving bullying. Here they are take a look. Ignore the bully and walk away. It’s not cowardly, and in fact, it’s one of
the strongest things you can do. Don’t make their anger your own. If you get upset, it’s basically telling the
bully that they control your emotions. Don’t give away your power. Don’t fight back. Physical force isn’t the answer as violence
only leads to more violence – and it tells the bully that they’ve gotten to you. Be confident. It’s important to remember that everything
the bully says and does is really a reflection of their own insecurities within themselves. This isn’t an excuse for the bullies. It’s
just so that you don’t internalize their insults. Be strong. You can’t always control what other people
say or do, but you can control how you respond. Think about ways to feel your best, to be
true to yourself and to celebrate the amazing person that you are. Speak up. Talk about the bullying to your teachers,
school counselors, to your parents, to your friends or anyone else that will listen. Surround yourself with people who support
you. I mean really who has the time to waste on
people who don’t love us for who we are? Build relationships with people who lift you
up. There you go and obviously a huge thank you
to Nick for being brave enough to be part of this video. If you guys have any tips for surviving bullying
share them in the comments below. Keep your chins up, I love you guys thanks
for tuning in! Peace out. It seems like a lot of people that have been
bullied they turn to something for strength. Like whether it’s art if they paint or they
dance or they sing. Right is that? Yeah singing and acting is what I do. Can you give us a little something? You just made fourteen year old girls vaginas tingle all across the world.