The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Raise a Giant + $25 Gift card Giveaway!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Raise a Giant + $25 Gift card Giveaway!

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This year Green Giant is partnering with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents "Raise a Giant" and put a stop to bullying.

The "Raise a Giant" program is geared toward raising healthy kids by helping and encouraging them to gain confidence and pride and be able to stand up against bullies. The program helps parents and kids understand that it means something to speak up when they see bullying or are bullied. It is tough yo ask kids to do this but with a little education and support, they will find their voice.


Green Giant is asking parents to write a litter to their kids and tell the show special they are and encourage them to be a Giant and help stop bullying. Parents can visit the Raise a Giant website and read letters that other have written and get ideas what to write to their own kids.


I know if I had kids, I would definitely want them to be involved in this campaign. That is why I wanted to post this information for my readers. If all of you wrote a letter to your kids and asked them to stand up against bullying, just think of the impact! It would make a huge difference. SO head over to the Raise a Giant site and get started.



We can help all kids create a safer, happier world by helping them find their voice and stand up to bullying.

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636 comments:

  1. I would tell kids to stand up to bullying by not getting upset, and to report the bullying to an adult in charge!! Getting mad and saying something, or taking action against the bullier usually makes things a lot worse! You could tell the kids being bullied to report it --in school, especially!

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  2. I visited the "Raise a Giant" site and learned by reading some of the letters written by various people: to just have confidence that the bullying will end if it is told to someone in charge, and to be proud of yourself no matter what, and to be proud of your accomplishments and what a great kid you are! I learned many ways stand up to a bullier somehow!

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  3. To stand up make sure that the child has a back up and they know people are there for them.

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  4. I tell them to speak up for what they know is right

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  5. I tell them to tell the teacher and not to do what others tell them to do.

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  6. I would tell them to tell an adult.

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  7. I would tell them to let someone know what is going on do not hide it because it won't get better on on its own.

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  8. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/389753741764612096

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  9. Well, tell them to not be afraid and let it get to them. Don't antagonize, though.

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  10. I learned that you can write a letter online for your child helping them to stand up to bullying

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  11. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/389761994359726080

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  12. I would tell them it is not worth it in the end. Patricia

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  13. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/389771921992069121

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  14. I would tell kids to focus on their good friends and not worry what other people think!
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  15. I learned that I can write letters to encourage kids and open my heart to the world.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I dont need to, my kids already do.

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  17. i would tell them to go straight to an adult

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  18. tweeted https://twitter.com/pixystik4u/status/389788111204413440

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  19. learned that being a giant is about finding your inner courage

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  20. I would tell kids to always be themselves because there are always going to be people that are much different than you, but that's what makes our world unique. Ignore mean comments and just think highly of yourself!

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  21. Not to join in on the bullying and report it to an adult.

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  22. I learned that you can write a letter to stand up to bullying!

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    https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/389790662171717633

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  24. Write a letter to your child about bullying

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  25. I would tell them to report it to an adult like a parent or teacher

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  26. I learned that 90% of all parents are concerned that their children are or may become targets of bullies.

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  27. I would tell kids to stand up against bullying by telling a trusted adult. Don't try to handle it yourself, tell a teacher or parents.
    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  28. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/389795782905188352

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  29. I would tell my kids (and already do) that bullying hurts and to speak up for someone who will not speak up for themselves.

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  30. I'd tell them to stand up for themselves. Words can be powerful when you say what you believe.

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  31. I tell my kids to speak up, and tell an adult. Don't let it keep on happening, fight it, just not physically.

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  32. I telly kids just walk away and hold your head high. If you don't go along with the bullies they will move on to someone else. IGNORE THEM
    elysesaw@aol.com

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  33. I learned that 45% of parents are worried their child will be bullied.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  34. I would tell kids to stand up to bullying by not getting upset, and to report the bullying to an adult in charge!

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  35. I learned that I can write letters to encourage kids

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  36. Tell them to stand up for what they believe in

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  37. I would tell them to ignore the bullies and report them if they get violent.I would also explain that the bullies have acquired some kind of psychological damage along the way, because if someone is secure with themselves,they never need to put someone else down.

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  38. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/389832876927107072

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  39. I would tell them to fight back.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  40. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/389845913599873024

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  41. You let them know that they are never alone and if they are being bullied to tell the proper channel.

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  42. I went to the website and noticed that you can help a child out who is being bullied by writing them a letter.

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  43. My children are too young to be involved in this yet (thankfully) but I would tell them to never doubt who they are and ignore it.

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  44. I tell them to walk away, tell an adult or tell my husband or I.
    Thanks so much.
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  45. Stay away from those who are mean. Tell a teacher about bullies.

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  46. What would you tell kids how to stand up to bullying?

    no kids..tell em to stand tall

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    https://twitter.com/redrum1965/status/389865466392375297

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  48. Help stand up for those who can't stand up for themselves.

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  49. My son suffered from bullying his entire school career. I just kept telling him how much I love him. Most important, I spent a lot of time with him--bowling was one thing we'd do together several times a week. I could see his tension release almost immediately.

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  50. The Raise A Giant website encourages us to focus on the child's individual achievements.

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  51. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/389881054372192256

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  52. Tell your parents about the bully.

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  53. I learned you can write a letter to your kids.

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  54. I would tell them to stand up for themselves.

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  55. I'd tell them to try to ignore it, and not respond. Most bullies are probably looking for a response.
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  56. I tell my son to avoid the mean kids as much as possible and report bullying to an adult.

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  57. Ignore them unless it's physical. If it's physical tell an adult.

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  58. https://twitter.com/QueenB_Tammy/status/389893506749038592

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  59. Be a friend - go tell an adult in charge ( teacher, coach, group leader,etc.) at once when you see bullying.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  60. I don't have kids. Stand up and face your bully. Don't run away from it. Bully doesn't know you

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  61. Tell an adult about what's happening.

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  62. I would tell them to not fight back and be the bigger person

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  63. I learned that you can write letters to kids being bullied

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  64. Teach them to be the friend to the one being bullied. Especially to stand up to their own friends if they start bullying.

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  65. I would encourage kids to openly talk about bullying and not be ashamed of telling an adult

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  66. Find courage in their hearts and help one another.

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  67. I tell my daughter that a bully wants to take her power, so she should call them out on their behavior in order to take back her power. Acknowledging the behavior tells the bully that you're not going to take it.

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  68. Not to join in on the bullying and report it to an adult.

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  69. I would let them know they can always come to me!

    stephanie ann

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  70. tweeted - https://twitter.com/stephcoupnsxx/status/389933986690002944

    stephanie ann

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  71. Tell the bully that he won;t have friends if he/she is always a bully. And tell an adult!

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  72. I tell them to stand up to the bully and be strong!
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  73. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger!

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  74. i would tell my kids not to be afraid of somebody bullying them. i also stress to them over and over that if they were to have any problems to tell me or their dad or somebody from school.

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  75. If they see bullying happening. don't stay quiet. Let someone know.

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  76. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/389965209625845761

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  77. i learned being a giant means using your voice to stand up for others, which sometimes may mean standing up to your own friends

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  78. I would tell them to stay calm and matter of fact and to not get physical. Try not to get visibly upset because I believe bullies thrive on that and don't be afraid to tell an adult.

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  79. I learned from their site that studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, "That's not okay."

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  80. I would ask kids to tell an adult and never allow themselves to be bullied.

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  81. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/390007111922368513

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  82. https://twitter.com/miaflower121870/status/390018364073992192

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  83. Look them directly in the eye and stand your ground.

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  84. I learned that "Studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, "That's not okay.""

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  85. I would tell my kids to find a teacher or talk to me about it. Basically to tell an adult.

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  86. I would tell my kids to tell an adult to handle the situation.

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  87. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/390091293520441346

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  88. I encourage my kids to treat everyone equally no bullying to them as well as if they are bullied to report it ADAP

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  89. Always stand your ground.

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  90. You might think I was wrong, but I enrolled my kids in Karate and told them- someone hurts you- YOU defend yourself!! We would not be angry with you for doing so. It worked. One boy in particular was hounding a daughter and he was TWO grades older than she. One day, she looked him in the eye on the bus said YOU LEAVE ME ALONE- and smacked him a good one and he left her alone after that and EVEN became friendly to her from then on.

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  91. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/390125686398001153

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  92. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/390138531512713216

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  93. I would tell them to tell an adult when it happens and pray for them.

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  94. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/390141154160697344

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  95. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/390143681530839041

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  96. tweet 10/15
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  97. I would tell them not to get upset about it and I would tell them they could talk to me anytime about what was going on

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  98. https://twitter.com/SaraRZielinski/status/390155863249256448

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  99. I learned that Green giant is involved in helping children not to get bullied

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  100. I would tell them to walk and do not get involved, it is not worth it.

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  101. To tell the bully outright that they don't stand for bullying, and that they are proud of who they are!

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    https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/390163581242593280

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  103. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/390175491535036416

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  104. I tell them to tell an adult.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  105. I would tell them to calmly ignore the one who is bullying and to tell a trusted adult about it.

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  106. At the site I learned that studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, "That's not okay."

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  107. https://twitter.com/clc408/status/390177665883205632

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  108. know who your freinds are and stick to them the ret of them don't matter. Tell a teacher or other adult.

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  109. https://twitter.com/carawling2/status/390185627213238272

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  110. i learned tha green giant has partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota and we can write a letter to a child offering our support and encouragement.

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  111. Not only stand up for yourself, stand up for others also!

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  112. I would tell them to realize that the one doing the bullying is troubled and to ignore them when it happens, then to tell their parent and/or teacher.

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  113. I would tell them to tell someone that can fix the situation, like the principal, counselor, parent, etc. I would also make sure that they do not get involved with people that are bullies. They need to stay away from those kind of situations !

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  114. I learned that you can write your own letter and read others in order to help prevent bullying, stop bullying, and help those that are currently being bullied. Great job Green Giant!

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  115. speak up if it happens to them or if they see it happen to anyone else

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  116. I'm old-school. I believe children should defend themselves when warranted. When I went to school, there may have been a little making fun of other children here or there, but children did not bully each other. There is something seriously wrong with this generation of young people, and suspect the blame lies with the parents. Children are, of course, examples of their parents.

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  117. I try to encourage my son by making sure he knows how special he is, and that bullies are generally unhappy with themselves and jealous of others.

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  118. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/390232484270452736

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  119. I tell my kids to be nice and if they ever see anything that just does not look right let an adult know

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  120. I tell my kids if they ever see something not right let a teacher or an adult know

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  121. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/390257957968957440

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  122. I tell my kids that bullies bully because of something within them & not anyone else, so if they experience bulling to stand up for themselves and if they are in real fear, let someone know.

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  123. I pray I never have to deal with bullying....I hope she stays strong and ignores

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  124. I tell them that Bullies forget about their vicims right away and that they shouldn't think aobut the buly anymore

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  125. I would tell them to tell me about it.

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  126. One thing I would tell them would be not to get so upset that they start a fight. It could cause an even bigger problem. What they can do is calmly walk away and tell an adult.

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  127. I would tell them to say something when they observe someone being bullied, telling the bully that it's not ok.

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  128. 10/15 - https://twitter.com/stephcoupnsxx/status/390322072377126912

    stephanie ann

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  129. I would tell them to tell an adult and to stay calm .

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  130. Tweeted https://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/390325847875260416

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  131. I would tell them not to look intimidated or and stand up for themselves

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  132. If some kid is bullying you, it's ok to fight back and don't be afraid to fight dirty. Bullies usually won't stop if you back down from them. I know that's not P.C. in today's society, but that's my experience from growing up.

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  133. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/390368834906902528

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  134. I tell them to focus on those people that treat them with respect and if you are bullied, make sure you tell someone in authority and if that person doesn't help tell another person until the problem is addressed. Thanks.

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  135. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/390405827766390784

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  136. I've taught my kids to be kind to everyone. If they see someone being bullied, speak up or talk to an adult. Last year, my daughter saw someone who was being bullied, and took it upon herself to speak to a teacher at the school with one of her friends.

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  137. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/390453759416885248

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  138. tweet 10/16
    https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/390472396555026432

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  139. I told them not to tolerate it. It doesn't matter if it's happening to them or if they see it happening to someone else.

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  140. You have to help your child find their inner courage to rise above the crowd and do what is right.

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  141. https://twitter.com/rslebron/status/390483386877218816

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  142. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/390500933722841089

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  143. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/390501731177480192

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  144. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/390493687085801472

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  145. https://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/390503591158358016

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  146. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/390512924558508032

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  147. https://twitter.com/SaraRZielinski/status/390515692073529344

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  148. I would tell kids not to listen to what they are saying and tell an adult when/if it happens.

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  149. https://twitter.com/sufferngal/status/390556496531968001

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  150. I would tell them to tell a trusted adult if someone is bullying them. If they see bullying they should either tell the bully to stop and offer to help the child being bullied or tell an adult.

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  151. id tell them to always tell someone
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  152. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/390618465335144448

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  153. already spoke with my daughter- tell the kid they are being a bully, then tell a teacher, and make sure to tell me, so I can make sure situation was handled!

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  154. https://twitter.com/BTHM1/status/390663679772876800

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  155. https://www.facebook.com/nicole.henke.31/posts/676490095704277

    shared on fb

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  156. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/390671055141883904

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  157. https://twitter.com/martiparks/status/390773220476874752

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  158. we try to tell them to ignore taunts

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  159. i learned the campaign is about having the courage to stand up for others being bullied as well

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  160. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/390814087224897536

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  161. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/390818575637676032

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  162. tweet 10/17
    https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/390840567782846464

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  163. tweet 10/17
    https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/390840567782846464

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  164. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/390861887459442688

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  165. https://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/390866831516246017

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  166. https://www.facebook.com/sohamolina/posts/10151618495536707

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  167. https://twitter.com/SaraRZielinski/status/390869665498415105

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  168. Stand up to the bully & fight back

    Kathie Leveson

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  169. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/390870807922364417

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  170. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/390924064870510592

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  171. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/390974461513461760

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  172. I would tell them to tell an adult.

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  173. velder tweedy dixonOctober 17, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    treat people the way you want to be treated

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  174. tweet https://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/391005094323290113

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  175. It's not their fault and they need to tell an adult at school!

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  176. I would tell them to walk about, ask the kid to stop and then let an adult know that it is going on.

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  177. tell them to tell an adult
    aggiegrad02@gmail.com

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  178. 10/17 - https://twitter.com/stephcoupnsxx/status/391043148161351680

    stephanie ann

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  179. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/391093387480137728

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  180. I tell them that if they do get bullied find an adult, and let them know what is going on.

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  181. https://twitter.com/iammeuc/status/391183487211798528

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  182. https://twitter.com/yourpotofgold/status/391189577672577024

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  183. tweet 10/18
    https://twitter.com/jwatson50/status/391193993138024448

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  184. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/391220273032077312

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  185. https://twitter.com/SaraRZielinski/status/391240962086686720

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  186. https://twitter.com/carawling/status/391232677543960576

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  187. they have to tell someone when it first starts so that they can put a quick end to it.

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  188. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/391294871698288640

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  189. I would tell them to remain calm and ignore them as best as she could

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  190. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/391313136617148416

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  191. I tell them to tell adults in charge, and then tell their parents. It makes a huge difference to not simply focus on someone bullying them, but bullying in general. Encourage them to speak up against all bullying and it will strengthen them if and when they are bullyied. In some schools this really becomes a grassroots effort where more children together find the strength to deal with bullying

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  192. https://twitter.com/bettycd/status/391336260762992641

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  193. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/391336940106027008

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  194. my daughter and I talk about this alot and she knows that it is wrong to bully someone or to be a victim of bullying. she has been told to speak up, and let others know if that happens or if she sees it happening to someone.

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  195. tweeted https://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/391341256787234816

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  196. I learned about the We Day MN event that was held last week. I appreciate the effectiveness of a program that strengthens the kids from within and engages them in something bigger and stronger. Every child should be encouraged to let adults know at school, to let their parents know and to expect that the bullying will be stopped.

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  197. I'd tell her to go tell an adult.

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  198. https://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/391409638702202880

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