Taking a stand against bullying in school, life
Kids help each other against bullies
- Duration 5:58
- Date Oct 15, 2012
Kids help each other against bullies
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Children too afraid to go to school because of bullying.
Now it's more common -- you may think affecting more than a 150000.
Kids each and every day yes so as part of -- anti -- month one community theater that you saw right there.
-- showing children how to take a stand by backing one another here now on your wallet she's the artistic director.
It's theater also joining us some of the performers right there at one the only you really recognize right here we have Olivia Jarrett.
-- little girl -- receive the result was.
Haven't small island and Whitney warts thanks for -- -- it's great yeah yeah -- what great work you're doing.
I don't -- -- you started you you decided you wanted to do this particular action well.
Actually I remember when I was an eighth grader on the bus ride home from school I used to get -- -- by a group of boys and it was really scary and an awful and I remember my parents went to the principal of the school.
And they said the -- -- sentiment parents well boys will be boys and and that was it and it wasn't really an issue that was recognized now as an adult.
Com I see that this is -- really really serious problem in schools are starting to take a stand so I thought.
Why don't I find a program that can take kids and bring them into the schools.
Help educate students about the dangers of bullying and being the importance of being true to yourself and hear some of -- on the -- -- what exactly are they doing at these schools and they go to.
All over the area.
What they're doing -- -- 55 minute musical starring on kids and all of the -- And the musicals about the new boy -- in middle school called that the fictional school called PS 32 and he is a new kid in the school which I think a lot of students can -- -- -- seats with all kinds of challenges about -- in an experienced since.
Bullying bullying bullying bullying others peer pressure -- hazing.
Right let's play a clip awful clip of this we do that and give -- a feel for this program.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- this is your second year what character you play what role isn't.
I -- -- and she did Cheney girl and she likes to be herself she's very content about who she is and she -- let people only care.
And why do you think it's important being -- kid.
Well I think it's important to be in the -- -- kinds.
You get to inform people about bullying and why it's not a good idea and how you can put a stop tour.
It and out of my daughter Olivia on this did you learn about new kid and why they just decided it.
Well -- Shanahan came came to my school a couple of years ago and they've seen a performance as -- path back.
He bullying happen and may -- at school and online and say that that this would be a great weekend mom and I.
I'm able to point out that boys do it two boys girls who -- -- girls but -- girls and -- doing it -- To one another and now we have something altogether different that we didn't have to deal with we were growing up and that is cell phones and FaceBook and Twitter and all that.
Absolutely cyber bullying.
There are so many different kinds of bullying and a lot of those are addressed in the show the new kid.
On their physical bullying there's verbal bullying they're all kinds of pressure than -- thing.
-- in the show is that sort of like jumping off place for the conversation to start and after the show there's actually -- of the students so they can start to reflect on what they sign -- Back to what the experience in their own schools because that everything looked different this kind of interesting because one of the things that you talk about is those bystanders who don't do anything are just as guilty as the people who are actually going in the south yes absolutely and so one of the really important things to teach people is what to do you think somebody being bullied.
Whether it's a friend or stranger that you don't have to just watch that it's okay to stand up for them or to stand up for yourself.
Evan has been -- new -- sort of changed here.
And perceptions about bowling.
Well if you see it patents in campaigns.
Won't believe it's not only physical being but.
It's also a verbal.
Way of communication.
And I was never -- me knowledgeable about that tape of bullying until and you can't.
And -- what kind of advice would you give people bully.
Well I tell people that buying is and they they issue and if you are being bullied to stand up an ability to the -- and that they get cut tough citadel about the HS it can get.
Resolve before it gets -- it's.
And I think it's so great that.
-- that study guides for teachers so literally after the program they use this material to talk to their student -- absolutely we don't want the conversation -- and after the show us and we do the killing and we have the study guide and we hope that the teachers we'll continue.
I'm addressing the issues in the classroom and learned.
Because it's happening at school but it's also happening at home so it's really everyone's responsibility not just the parent.
But also the teachers and schools as well and -- do you think it affects how people perceive bowling.
Me seeing out in the audience kids there really being changed.
Well it's a great program and best of luck to you all nice job Livni did it we won here.
Thank you for dropping by to -- the written programs ideologue Olivia Jarrett.
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