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Brave kid stands up to bullies: ‘I think you guys see me as a big target’

Posted at 6:44 PM, May 16, 2014

It takes a lot of courage to stand up to a bully, especially for a child.

One young boy put his fears aside and faced his bullies in public, according to the Huffington Post.

Jake, a boy with autism, recently spoke out during an exercise in his school gym, addressing his bullies head on.

“I think you guys see me as a big target. You guys are always leaving me out of stuff, never paying attention to me or anything I say,” Jake said. “I want to try to be your friend, but you don’t try to be mine.”

His courageous act was part of the Bully Project, a social action campaign to stop bullying.

Since filming the video, Jake told “Upworthy” he is doing much better and since the movie has made a lot of friends.

Jake also offered advice to other kids with autism.

“If you are getting bullied, try and tell them to stop and not give a reaction,” he said.