Did you know that more than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied?
My heart breaks at the thought of my children having to deal with bullies. But it happens and it happens more often than you think. We had a crash course dealing with bullied when my oldest was in Kindergarten! I was in shock that children can start so early.
This movie is based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time and directed by the acclaimed D.J. Caruso, Standing Up follows two kids who get bullied by a vicious summer camp prank. Left together on an island, their adventure begins once they decide not to be victims and instead they Stand Up!
Standing Up is an adorable and heart-warming gem of a movie with an important anti-bullying message that’s suitable for the whole family! Get the DVD August 20!
What can be done to help the bullied “stand up” for themselves?
One of the best things we can do to understand the problem and discuss solutions is to be inspired. The movie “Standing Up” is THAT inspiration.
Check out the Standing Up Blog App to take the Do You Stand Up to Bullies? QUIZ, unlock tips to BEAT THE BULLY, and sign the ANTI-BULLYING PLEDGE! And don’t forget to watch this amazing movie on DVD, released August 20.
Like in the movie Standing Up, life is full of beautiful, amazing things, but bullies sure aren’t one of them! Do you stand up to bullies? Or do you let them intimidate you and others? Take this quiz to see where you stand and get tips and tricks to beat the bullies in your life.
Standing Up not only has incredible charm, it also carries a powerful message. After watching the movie as a family, sit down with your young one(s) and talk about some of the essential life lessons from Standing Up. Tell your children about how bullying can affect even the strongest of people. Read and sign the Standing Up to Bullies Pledge and pin it on the fridge, bulletin board, or wherever you can see it as a reminder. (click the Anti-bullying pledge image for a printer-friendly download)
Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. Arc Entertainment supplied these materials as well as the DVD to giveaway.