Check out this article in The New York Times: There’s Only One Way to Stop a Bully, By Susan Engel and Marlene Sandstrom.
An excerpt: “But our research on child development makes it clear that there is only one way to truly combat bullying. As an essential part of the school curriculum, we have to teach children how to be good to one another, how to cooperate, how to defend someone who is being picked on and how to stand up for what is right.”
The Courage to Stand program is a week-long interactive performance where students learn to examine the choices, risks, and consequences of intervening to help the target in a bullying situation. Check out a video about the program and learn more here.
The Courage in Action program is a follow up to this curriculum and focuses on students learning group-building and leadership skills and discovering how to stand together and spread their message for positive change in the community. Learn more here.