Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? We’re taking a moment to highlight this important issue because the unfortunate reality is that bullying is something that almost everyone will experience at one point or another. Whether it’s relentless mocking to your face, insults said behind your back or harsh comments on social media that feel like a punch in the gut, bullying is a reality of life that we could all stand to educate ourselves about a little bit more.

We caught up with YouTuber Bethany Mota to get her thoughts on the issue, and she shared some personal experiences with bullying that have helped her learn and grow. Hear Bethany sound off on the times she’s experienced cyberbullying, and see if her advice is something that can help you banish bullies and tackle the world with confidence!