Alex Holmes – Taking a Stand: From Bullied to Anti-Bullying Leader

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Bullying is a worldwide issue. Alex Holmes, a teenager in England who got bullied himself, decided to take a stand.  He invented a role at his school called a “Student Anti-Bullying Coordinator”. Then he started organizing events, creating videos, running campaigns and getting other students involved as ambassadors, event leaders and bully “patrollers”. This changed not only his life, but the lives of many others at his school, in his country, and around the world. Alex is a great example of how much impact one young person can have. Here is a video that tells Alex’s story.

Additional Resources:

  • Follow Alex’s anti-bullying activities on Facebook.
  • Here is an article about Alex and the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programme he has started.
  • Here are some other inspiremykids stories about bullying.

Topics for Discussion:

  • What is unique about Alex?
  • How much of a problem is bullying in your school?

Take Action:

  • What could you and your class do to take a stand against bullying in your school?
  • Check out the Stop Bullying Now website for more ideas about how you can help stop bullying!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

No Comments on “Alex Holmes – Taking a Stand: From Bullied to Anti-Bullying Leader”

  1. Alex Holmes

    Someone suggested I check this out, thanks so much for the feature, this website is fantastic, definitely bookmarking it! Keep up the good work. If anyone wants to get in touch with any questions about bullying, my email is: heads_high@hotmail.co.uk
    Alex :)

    1. Inspire My Kids Post author

      Thanks so much for the feedback, Alex. You are certainly an inspiration to us. Please keep up the great work!

      Mike, Kevin and Team

  2. lorraine

    I think this website is very inspiring, i have two young boys, and constantly worry they will be bullied as i was, or worse become bullies. i always looking for new ways to get involved in anti – bullying< and would appreciate any ideas or tips.

    1. Maggie Hofstaedter

      Hi! Thank you so much – we’re glad you like the website! Bullying is a hot topic nowadays and one that we try to address frequently with our website. Please continue to check in on our website as we add new posts that feature anti-bullying efforts and ideas!

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