This National Bullying Prevention Month, lend your voice to stop bullying.
According to a UCLA psychology study, 70.6 percent of teens have seen bullying occur in their schools. But if someone intervenes, the bullying stops within 10 seconds.
Clearly, being an upstander—someone who stands up to prevent harm from being done—makes a powerful difference! You can move from being a bystander to an upstander when you 1. Safely intervene, 2. Get help, 3. Befriend the targeted person, and 4. Take action to make the world a better place.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Not In Our School has partnered with alternative rock band Galvanized Souls. Southern California is buzzing about the band, not only because of the impressive caliber of their original music, but because they are also a young band that takes a stand. They have produced some of the most powerful music videos to convey the message to their peers to believe in themselves and to carry on.
Not In Our School and Galvanized Souls are standing together for a campaign called Be an Upstander: Lend Your Voice where we all can take 10 seconds out of our day to stand up for others and stop bullying.
Each week, we're sharing a featured video and blog about being an UPstander.
Here’s how you can lend your voice:
- Tell us how you're being an UPstander with a photo or message on your Facebook page using the hashtag #LendYourVoice
- Start a Not In Our School bullying prevention campaign in your school! The Not In Our School Anti-Bullying Quick Start Guide shows you how.