The NED Show takes a positive stand on bullying by offering four ways that students can be an upstander (vs a bystander) when they see bullying. The four ways are: 1) Be a buddy 2) Interrupt the bully 3) Speak out about bullying 4) Tell someone at school about the bullying. By using The NED Show's tips to stop bullying, kids will be upstanders, and will stand up to bullying!
This video lesson on bullying prevention can be combined with The NED Show's k-6 lesson plans that are available for free at: http://www.thenedshow.com/lessonplans
Watch Funmoods "Upstander" video from their Safemoods series as another great to help kids explore the topic of bullying in school.
We hope that NED's four tips will help stop bullying in your school!
--- Full Transcript for "Be an Upstander" ---
Hi there! My name is Zed the Squarehead, and I know that there's a champion in every kid. Big kids, small kids. 2 eyed, 3 eyed, 4 eyed kids. Doesn't matter. There is definitely a champion in all kids!
But sometimes we forget that. Sometimes a kid will try to feel cool or strong by choosing to be mean to those who are smaller or weaker than them. They might pick on people who can't do or say anything back. They might do it over and over, too.
Have you ever seen that happen? Well that kind of behavior is called bullying, and it's not cool. But, you can do something to stop bullying as it's happening! If you know a few tricks, then you can actually choose to stop the meanness right in its tracks. You can choose to stand up to bullying. You can be an upstander!
Pay close attention to this scene.
Here's the playground. And here's the bully who's trying to feel cool by picking on this guy, Tar. Now, here's a bystander. A bystander is someone that sees bullying happen, and doesn't know what to do. And back here we have NED. NED's going to start off a bystander. But, when the bullying starts, he does know what to do. He's going to choose to be an upstander! NED's going to stand up to bullying! And when he does, he chooses from four upstanding options:
1. Be a buddy.
When NED sees Tar getting bullied, he shows Tar that he has a friend. Bully's aren't used to their targets having a buddy! It could change everything.
When the bullying starts, NED finds a way to interrupt. Here, he interrupts by asking Tar to come and join him at the electro-ball hoop! When NED interrupts, he gives Tar a reason to walk away from the problem.
3. Speak out.
This one takes tons of courage. Here, NED faces the person who is bullying and says,
"That's mean. Don't do that."
By speaking out about what is happening, it shows that meanness is not welcome. It also gets other people to look! And they might join as upstanders, too.
4. Tell someone.
Whether it's during the bullying or after it, NED's going to choose to tell an adult about it. This is NOT tattling, because he is not trying to get someone in trouble. He wants to keep someone safe.
It takes courage and hard work to be an upstander. But by being an upstander you'll be an awesome friend to someone when they need it most. And the letters in NED's name can help!
N - never give up on helping your school to be safe.
E - encourage others to be upstanders with you!
D - do your best with all the upstanding ways that you can use to stop bullying at your school.
If you know the N.E. and D. in NED's name, you'll probably choose to be upstanding whenever you see bullying. When bullying takes place, you'll make a champion choice to:
Be a buddy. Or, interrupt! Or, speak out. And also, tell someone.
If you do any mixture of those things when you see bullying happen, you go from being a bystander to being an upstander at your school.