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.