How Do You See It?

Discuss with Your Peers


For behavior to be bullying it needs to pass all of the parts of the ACID test.

  • Using the ACID test, how could you prove that what happened to Rebecca in the cafeteria was bullying behavior?
  • Which parts of the ACID test does Richard display in the gym?
  • Does Richard's behavior pass all four parts of the ACID test? Why or why not?
  • Is there a clear power imbalance between Richard and Brad? If so, how can you tell? 
  • What do you think “power” looks like?
  • What is “power” at your school?

Review the types of bullying and consider the actions and behaviors in each clip:

  • Who is displaying what behaviors against whom?
  • What type of bullying do you see in the cafeteria? 
  • What type of bullying might be occurring in the gym? 
  • Why might Rebecca feel as though she is being bullied?
  • Why might Brad feel as though he is being bullied?
  • What are the dangers and possible harmful effects that the person being bullied might face?
  • How do you feel when you see someone being bullied?
  • How might incidents like those in the cafeteria and the gym have a broader impact on the school climate?