Video Clip: Promoting Kids as “Upstanders”

Project Peace Guiding Questions next week focus on actions and personal relationships–family, classroom, school.
• What happens when we stand up for others against bullying or aggression?
• What responsibility do bystanders have to stand up against bullying and aggression?
• What actions can we take as individuals and as a school to work through conflict and reduce bullying here at MLS?
In the two minute video, Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, talks about how kids can be “upstanders” rather than bystanders, which is a great concept. It focuses on a bullying situation with a 7th grade girl and would be helpful to share with 3rd-6th grade students.