Stop Bullying: Speak Up


Subject: Personal Development
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Source: Cartoon Network

Stop Bullying:  Speak Up

Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying:  Speak Up campaign shines a light on bullying and suggests ways to deal with it by encouraging kids to take action and get involved to stop bullying.

March 18, 2012, Cartoon Network’s original documentary Speak Up premiered commercial-free, an extension of their pro-social campaign, Stop Bullying:  Speak Up. President Barack Obama provided a special opening message introducing viewers to the Speak Up documentary which captures the authentic, everyday stories of America’s bullied kids and the youth who have helped them.  This moving, thoughtful and hopeful program consists of candid interviews with kids, mostly between the ages of 8 and 13, who either are or have been the target of bullies, bystanders in a bullying situation or even bullies themselves.  Demonstrating remarkable courage to speak openly and honestly about their own experiences, these brave youngsters offer empathy, strength and reassurance for all victims of bullying, as well as the bystanders, with one clear message that speaking up is the best way to bring about an end to bullying.  The film was directed by Lee Hoffman (Dateline NBC) and is available in its entirety online and free of charge.

A supporting teachers’ and parents’ guide is available.

Stop Bullying: Speak Up

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