Become an Upstander

I just had the privilege of watching the recent documentary Bully as research for my middle grade novel.  I don’t think I was fully prepared for what I would see.  I don’t want to reveal too much with spoilers, so you’ll just have to watch it yourself.  But know that the camera follows real kids in both middle school and high school as they struggle with bullying in everyday life.  It isn’t pretty.  It’s shocking.

But the real question is: What are we as a society going to do about it?  One thing you can do now is spread the word.  Join The Bully Project.  I did.  Then you, too, can become an upstander instead of just a bystander.  And what does that really mean?  It means speaking up when you see or hear about someone being bullied.  It means taking action.  It means making a difference.


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