How Do You See It?

Discuss with Your Peers


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

  • Using the ACID test, could you prove Richard's behavior is considered bullying?
  • Would anyone be considered a bystander in this scene?
  • When someone is being bullied and no one else is around, what course of action can they take to stop the cycle of bullying?
  • What role are the characters playing in the bullying cycle?

Bully - The person doing the bullying behavior,

Target - The person being bullied,

Bystander - Person who sees the bullying but does not try to do anything about it.

  • How do Richard's actions continue the cycle of bullying?
  • How might the school climate contribute to Richard's behavior?