1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. How can we decrease those odds?
Creating a solution to a problem starts with being able to clearly see the problem. As children and young adults recite Lori Paige’s Bully Me No More poem, the images are combine it with sobering statistics about bullying. What we see is a problem that is widespread, ingrained in our culture, and reverberates throughout relationships.
The question this brings up is: Does anyone really think bullying is OK? Parents, teachers, administrators? What about peers, classmates, family members of the bullied? Who allows it to continue? Why is it so difficult to fix?
This short film by Dignity Universal’s World Leaders gives voice to the many different experiences of being bullied in order to raise awareness of bullying. Perhaps, through shared experiences we can drive empathy, and through empathy, solutions. If anyone has solutions to the problem of bullying that they have seen work, please leave them in the comments.
The organization asks, “If you or anyone you know has a story on bullying please share it with us at [email protected] and please support us in sharing this film with everyone you know.”