Bullies do not see boundaries, they just see opportunity...

Did you know that 20% of students will experience bullying at some point in their life? Bullying can be physical, verbal or emotional. And this can cause problems that follow you around for much of your life.

playground bullies
whispering bullies

What is a bully?

    A bully is someone who tries to hurt others by:
  • name-calling
  • spreading ugly rumors about them
  • hurting them physically by pushing, hitting, kicking, tripping, etc.
  • making them feel bad about themselves

How do you know if you are being bullied?

  • Feeling like someone is making you feel smaller or weaker than them.
  • Feeling outnumbered by the bully and the bully's friends.
  • Feeling like you have no one to talk to, and you don't know how to make things better.
  • Feeling sad, irritated and/or helpless around the bully.
  • Feeling like you have no one to defend you or stand up for you.
zolie crying
zolie crying

Bullying must be stopped and it starts with you!!

If you want to learn more about bullying, talk to your teacher or a trusted adult. If you still need more information about bullying and how to stop it, visit these websites for more information:

Silence is not the answer. Speak up and speak out!

A Special Letter from Zolie

Hi, I want to thank you so much for reading my new book.

I want you to know how important it is to me that you understand that bullying is not nice. I hope that you never consider bullying anyone. Just think about how you would feel if you were the one being bullied.

I want you to promise me and your friends that you will never be a bully. I have a pledge that I will like for you to say out loud to yourself and to your friends and family.

Are you ready to say it?

Ok, here it is:

Zolie's Anti-Bullying Pledge

no bulies!I (say your name) promise to never be a bully to my friends, classmates or family members.
I (say your name) promise to use the words that come from my mouth to say nice words and to not hurt others who are around me.
I (say your name) promise to treat others as I would have them treat me and that includes: sharing, caring and helping others to the best of my ability.
I (say your name) promise to stop bullies wherever I see them by going to tell a Teacher, Parent or responsible Adult.
I (say your name) promise to never ever ever be a bully because that is not who I choose to be, want to be or ever will be.

Okay, you gave your word and I believe you!!
Thank you so much for fighting bullying with me.
I couldn't do it without you!! Now, you are my special friend!!
Well, I have to go my mommy is calling me to come learn how to cook in the kitchen with her tonight, yippeeee!!!

See yah and remember...

"I'm Zolie Zi and don't you forget it!!"