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Amy Erin Borovoy

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

It's more important than ever that parents and educators are vigilant about teaching kids about empathy and to become "upstanders" rather than bystanders. While it's easy to go down a pretty dark road when sharing stories about bullying, I tried to mix up this collection with positive messages to share with your students, and introductions to some of the amazing organizations out there that offer tools for fighting back against bullying. Hopefully these videos will provide some good entry points for more discussion. More resources at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-bullying-preve...
It's more important than ever that parents and educators are vigilant about teaching kids about empathy and to become "upstanders" rather than bystanders. While it's easy to go down a pretty dark road when sharing stories about b...
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  • Students Teach Students to Stand up to Bullying
    In this wonderful piece, high school students in Ohio teacher younger kids about the difference between an upstander and a bystander through role-playing. They're part of the Not in Our School program, the education branch of Not in our Town.
    5:48
    What is Empathy?
    The opposite of bullying? It's empathy, of course -- and Start Empathy is a wonderful program all about teaching it to kids. They offer concrete tools like the Empathy 101 video playlist and tips for educators and parents.
    2:45
    PACER Teens Against Bullying
    Nonprofit advocacy org PACER is one of the main sponsors of Bullying Prevention Month. They offers all kinds of anti-bullying resources on their specialized websites -- for kids, for teens, and their National Bullying Prevention Center website for parents and educators.
    2:40
    Cyberbullying Educator Toolkit
    Common Sense Media does a fantastic job of providing resources for teachers around technology issues. This video is an introduction to their cyberbullying tooklit, available for free online, and broken down with specific resources for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
    2:15
    Mean Girls
    Sweet chalk-animated pop anthem by soulful-voiced 14-year-old singer Rachel Crow. Crow co-wrote this song to empower girls everywhere.
    3:12
    BULLY (Official Trailer) Playing Everywhere
    This powerful documentary tracking the lives of five bullied students was made to raise awareness of the epidemic of bullying and stir people to action. There is also a viewing guide and other resources co-produced with Facing History and Ourselves.
    2:21
    Facebook Stories: We Are All Daniel Cui
    An "I'm Spartacus" for the Facebook generation, this story about schoolmates standing up for a scapegoated goalie warmed my heart. A reminder that compassionate kids can turn around someone's day with a message of love as quickly as a bully can ruin it with a nasty one.
    3:16
    20 Years of GLSEN
    by GLSEN
    This retrospective video shows the history of GLSEN (the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), an organization that works to encourage respect and combat discrimination and violence against LGBT youth in schools. Check out their educator resource page.
    3:54
    CBS WKBT News Anchor's On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat (Oct. 2nd, 2012)
    This story exploded all over social media channels just recently -- Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor in Wisconsin, responded live on her show to a message she received from a viewer criticizing her weight. However you interpret it, it was a gutsy, honest move on her part.
    4:21
    Misdirections in Bullying Prevention & Response
    This video from StopBullying.gov is intended to help educators and parents head in the right direction when navigating the tricky waters of teaching bullying prevention. National expert in bullying prevention Dr. Catherine Bradshaw describes common pitfalls to avoid.
    6:21
    My bullying story
    Videos like this one can be found on YouTube in the hundreds, where kids and teens share their innermost thoughts with the camera in a confessional manner. While it makes me sad that there are so many of these, it's great these kids are finding solidarity through social media.
    6:44
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