At the beginning of Bullying Prevention Month, we shared the UCLA psychology study that showed 70.6% of teens have seen bullying occur in their schools. However, if someone intervenes, the bullying stops within 10 seconds. All month, we’ve shared stories of amazing UPstanders who have stepped up and lent their voice to stop bullying and intolerance.
Ideas and Innovations is a two-day virtual conference of professional learning on October 28 & 29, 2014. Presented by the content leaders and partners of Share My Lesson, participants will enjoy engaging webinars on everything from arts education and economics to using technology in the classroom. With two-dozen webinars to choose from, there's something for every educator and parent.
What is an upstander? An upstander is an individual who sees wrong and acts. A person who takes a stand against an act of injustice or intolerance is not a “positive bystander,” they are an UPstander. The word itself has the ability to empower students to make an active change in their schools, in an effort to build communities that support difference and unify against intolerance.
Zakk Silveira, lead vocals and guitar player for the UPstanding band, Galvanized Souls, shares his own story about how he was bullied when he was younger and how Colin's story touched his heart. Galvanized Souls' song "Carry On" is an inspiring message to teach those who are victims of bullying that there is hope. All you have to do is carry on!
Colin, who is featured in the music video Carry On by Galvanized Souls, experienced relentless bullying at school. Read his heartwarming story that touched over 2 million people around the world. In this blog, you can also watch the story behind Galvanized Soul's music video for Carry On. Learn more about National Bullying Prevention Month to discover what you can do to be an upstander and prevent bullying in your school.
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.
This National Bullying Prevention Month, Not In Our School & rock band Galvanized Souls teamed up for the Be an UPstander: #LendYourVoice Campaign. Here you will find featured videos, blogs, and anti-bullying activities.