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Growing Up: A Guide to Middle School Bullying

Growing Up: A Guide to Middle School Bullying

The Middle School Bullying Series offers seven different programs to help middle school students deal with bullying in the 21st century. These researched-based videos will help your students to identify and define what bullying is and will help your students suceed in middle school and beyond.

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  • B Careful When U Text (#101)

    Using dramatic scenarios as well as first person experiences, this program explores the positive and negative sides of new technology available to kids today and provides viewers with a primer on the Do’s and Don’ts of text messaging, including the laws on privacy and child pornography, setting and maintaining personal boundaries, dealing with unforeseen consequences, and underscoring the need to “think before you click”. [19 minutes]

  • Pushed to the Brink: Bullycide on the Rise (#102)

    This timely video follows multiple storylines to deliver the message that bullying can have enormous and tragic consequences. Viewers learn the facts surrounding two recent bully-provoked teen suicides. [19 minutes]

  • Blow Ups and Rages: Managing Anger (#103)

    This program uses dramatic, thought-provoking interviews with real teenagers to demonstrate that, although it is easy to lose emotional control in school, at home and with friends, there are ways to resist exploding in anger or defiance. [18 minutes]

  • The Dangers of Sexting: What Teens Need to Know (#104)

    View teens’ real stories: a girl recounts how a semi-nude picture of her became widely circulated in her school; a boy tells his story of how he received and forwarded a picture and was almost charged as a sex offender. A prominent sexuality educator drives home the legal consequences of sexting. [17 minutes]

  • Bully Bystanders: You Can Make a Difference (#105)

    This video offers the empowering message that the most effective way to deal with bullying is through the efforts of those who witness it. Program features a compelling short drama based on real-life incidents where bystanders stand up and change the outcome of a bullying incident. We also hear from real teens discussing incidents where they and their peers made a difference by intervening in a bullying situation. [17 minutes]

  • I Was Cyberbullied (#106)

    This program presents three real-life stories from kids who were targets of cyberbullying attacks and offers viewers practical suggestions for how to avoid being victimized by this new, rapidly-spreading type of bullying. [23 minutes]

  • Extreme Bullying: The Truth About Hazing (#107)

    Hazing commonly involves physically abusive, emotionally degrading and/or sexually violating acts that are used as a way to initiate a person into a group. This program examines the growing surge of hazing incidents at high schools around the country, and distinguishes between different types of hazing practiced by girls and boys alike—brutal social humiliations, tortuous physical endurance ceremonies, online cyberbullying and more. [23 minutes]

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