Academics, social norms, and navigating being a young person create a dynamic environment of challenges. When you throw in bullying, it adds an additional layer of stress on students.
In this article, we are going to explore videos about bullying. Whether kids need to know what bullying looks like, how to be a good friend and not bully, or simply what to do if they feel they are being bullied, these videos touch on a wide range of topics surrounding bullying.
1. Bad Netiquette Stinks
Many kids think posting on the internet is no big deal - and it isn't - if they have good "netiquitte." Teaching kids how to leave a good lasting impression help to prevent cyberbullying (another form of bullying) and other negative consequences.
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2. Best Anti-Bullying Video for Kids
Author, mentor, and motivational speaker Jeremy Anderson paints a real-life picture of how to change bullying habits and how to be a friend to someone being bullied.
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3. Anti-Bullying Learning and Teaching Resource (ALTER)
The Catholic Education Office presents this video with a perfect message for students. This visual representation works great to get the conversation going about being a good friend.
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4. To This Day Project
Shayne Koyczan shares his life experience in this video on bullying. More appropriate for older grades, but full of powerful messages, this clip shares the lasting effects of bullying.
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5. #Digital4Good Smile Cards
Follow these high schoolers as they show this simple solution to harnessing the power of kindness that helps prevent bullying and makes others feel good.
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This video has a simple message: labeling people can be harmful and perpetuate stereotypes. It opens up many paths for discussion among students and is a simple example of how something seemingly unharmful becomes important and detrimental.
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7. Taylor Swift MEAN / Silverado Middle School / Anti Bullying PSA
Watch as these middle school students work to make a difference along with a song from popular recording artist, Taylor Swift. Their goal is to send a positive message to other students and hopefully change someone's heart.
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8. You Are Not Alone.
This video is a supportive message for victims of bullying. It shows famous people kids will know who were once bullied and offers them hope.
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9. Be an Upstander: Prevent Bullying
Being an upstander (someone who speaks out against bullies) to bullying can sometimes be a difficult task for kids. This video shows the positive difference that speaking out against bullies can have, and shows how real friends take care of one another.
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10. Walk in Another's Shoes
This conversation against bullying asks students to "walk in one another's shoes" to fully understand empathy and how it feels to live life from a different perspective. The poetic voiceover is calming and creative way to talk about bullying with children and teens.
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11. What is Bullying?
SEL Sketches on YouTube presents "What is Bullying?" While we may take for granted that kids know what bullying is, you'd be surprised to know that many do not know about bullying behaviors, and instead, think bullying is any time someone is not nice to them.
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12. Power in Numbers
This clip helps students take action against bullying, as it presents how to stand up to a bully by using the power of numbers. More students that say "NO" and refuse to conform creates less power for the person attempting to bully, and this clip helps teach how this can be done successfully.
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13. Bullying and Conflict
A lot of students think bullying is any time someone looks at them wrong or is mean to them. Teach kids the differences between bullying and conflict with this short and to-the-point video on bullying. This would be a great launch into classroom discussion surrounding the topic.
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14. Five Ways to Stop Bullying
This quick dive into bullying gives five ways to stop bullying and gives students bullying prevention lessons to help give them practical solutions for ongoing problems in schools and with peers.
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15. Keeping Safe Online
Cyberbullying is a real problem and many students don't understand what that looks like, or even, that it is a problem. This is why kids need to know some strategies to stay safe while online. This video allows students to learn some tips and tricks for doing just that.
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16. Cyberbullying Will Get You Busted
Sometimes, it takes a little fear to scare kids away from cyberbullying. They sometimes don't fully understand the ramifications of being a bully until it's too late. Kids will see that bullying doesn't just affect those that are bullied but could potentially affect the bullies as well.
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17. Acceptance is One of the Greatest Gifts You Can Receive
Teaching kids to accept and tolerate differences is one of the biggest components of preventing bullying. Teach them how to give the gift of acceptance to their friends with this video from Together Against Bullying.
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18. Bullying: Lets Talk About It
When students were asked to join an anti-bullying competition, Matt Thompson, a high schooler, chose to give an honest and straightforward look at his incidents of bullying. He bravely stepped up and spoke up about how his experience has impacted him and could prove to be a powerful tool to teach about bullying.
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This short film about bullying portrays the dangers of fake friends and knowing who your friends really are. It is a great segway to open up conversations about bullying for teens and tweens, especially girls who are more prone to gossip.
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20. See Me, Hear Me
Constant bullying forever affected how the kids in this video live. Their disabilities made them easy targets, but their disabilities didn't keep them from understanding the hurt that was caused. Helping students understand the harms of bullying, these kids were brave enough to speak up and speak out to hopefully help others in the future.
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21. Students Break the System of Bullying in English Class
When kids get together to work towards a common goal, the results are usually epic. This video is no exception, as a group of students cooperated and ended up creating a toolkit of bullying lessons to help their peers break the vicious bullying cycle at school.
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22. Bullying Cartoon
Kids will enjoy this hilariously sketched cartoon of characters with funny voices who present a case of bullying at school. This would be a great addition to any morning meeting or SEL lesson for elementary students.
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23. Anti-Bullying Ad
This advertisement from the Family Channel highlights how students can be upstanders in bullying situations. This powerful video portrays a scenario that many students know all too well and shows a wide range of bullying situations.
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24. Middle School Bullying News Story
A high school in Oregon utilizes this video in its curriculum to teach students different types of bullying and what that might look like. It's important that students understand the impact of bullying, and this video explains that in a direct manner.
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25. Protect Yourself Rules - Bullying
When kids are presented with bullying behavior they often aren't sure what to do. This video on bullying arms students with some tips and tricks to help when they are faced with unwanted behavior.
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26. Stand Up
Inspire your students to want to do the right thing with this music video. Speaking out against peers is often one of the most difficult things kids face but this video will add motivation and purpose to their hearts.
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27. The Playground is for Everyone
Younger students will appreciate the sweet animals depicted in this video. They'll learn about bullying prevention activities and how to be a kind friend.
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28. No No Bully Music Video
No No Bully is another option for younger kids who may not quite completely understand the concept of bullying. With its catchy tune, kids can easily memorize what to do when they witness injustice.
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29. Take a Stand Against Bullying PSA
The drama students from Raliegh Little Theater speak about what bullying is and how to stand up and speak out against it. This video would be a great introduction to a lesson about bullying for upper elementary students.
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30. The Meanest Girl in Second Grade
When the mean girl in second grade approaches, what do you do? This cartoon on the subject of bullying explains why some kids might bully through a kid-friendly cartoon, and is perfect for primary grades because of its story-like nature. But, no need to worry, she ends up learning a wonderful lesson from her experiences.
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