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

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.


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