Anti Bullying Quotes for Kids and Students

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Bullying can happen in many different ways.  It can include teasing, being hurtful to someone, ignoring them or hurting them. It can also happen anytime – in person, online, on the phone, in class, on the bus, in your neighborhood or even in your home.

Bullying is usually done by people who do not feel good about themselves. They often need to put others down to feel better about themselves.

Bullying is never ok. The great thing is that there is much that you can do to stop or prevent it.  If you see bullying happening whether to you or someone else, you need to take action. Thanks to stopbullying.gov, here are several you can do to stop or prevent bullying.

Check out the inspiring anti bullying quotes below and then learn more about steps you can take to stop bullying in your world.

    • “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
    • “Wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it. Right is right even if no is doing it.” – St. Augustine
    • “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” – Abraham Lincoln
    • “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” – John Holmes
    • “Strong people stand up from themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others.” – Unknown
    • “Strong people stand up from themselves.  But the strongest people stand up for others.” – Unknown
    • “It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” – J. K. Rowling
    • “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” 
    • – Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
    • “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    • “Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.” – Barack Obama
    • “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” -Theodore Roosevelt
    • “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise again.” – Victor Hugo
    • “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman
    • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
    • “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” – Lady Gaga 
    • “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy
    • “True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.” – Lord Shaftesbury
    • “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella
    • “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
    • “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Mr. Rogers
    • “You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down.” – Jeffrey Benjamin
    • “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – Albus Dumbledore
    • “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Additional Resources:

  • Check out other inspiring IMK stories and quotes about bullying
  • Check out this article about two boys whose small efforts to stop bullies at their school turned into a worldwide movement. And check out this website to learn more about International Stand Up to Bullying Day, the movement they inspired!

Topics For Discussion:

  • What are your top 3 favorite quotes above?  Why?
  • Why do kids bully others?
  • What are the best ways to stop or prevent bullying?
  • Have you ever been a bully or the victim of one? What was it like?

Take Action:

  • Think of two things you can do today to stop bullying in your school, community or home.  Start doing them today.
  • Stopbullying.gov provides a bunch of great ideas on what you can do to stop bullying in your home, school or community

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.

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