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Bullying-prevention in the media

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.”


TAP in the Classroom programs work to teach youth these skills through the Courage to Stand for 4th-5th graders and the follow up program Courage in Action for 5th-6th graders.

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.

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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