**TALK TO PEOPLE, NOT DOWN TO THEM** Putting someone else down is a cruel form of dis-empowerment. If you see this going on anywhere, be sure to step in! If you don’t feel comfortable stepping in “as it’s happening”, step in immediately after. Introduce yourself to someone who is quiet, embrace them even if they continue to be quiet. Most boys and girls who are bullies are targeted because they “appear” weak. When you find something you are good at, a group that discusses things and ideas, not necessarily other people, we can find an end to bullying because it builds feelings of empowerment, confidence, which produce strong body language. I am just speaking from experience, I have been both sides of the coin at some point in school as well until I found martial arts. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to interact with me!