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Student Created Videos

Show a short student created video. Then lead a classroom discussion with the questions developed by the creator of the video.

These videos are designed to present in the classroom with student leaders presenting to middle school students.

Bullies and Bystanders: What Teens Say

Show the 4 minute video, “Bullies and Bystanders: What Teens Say” created by BeSmartBeWell

What is bullying? Bullying is all about power, and one person or group of people using their power—whether it’s physical strength, popularity or sharing embarrassing photos or information—to control or harm someone else. It can take place in person or online. Unfortunately, bullying is a fact of life for many kids and teens; research suggests almost half of teens have experienced bullying while on-line or over their cell phone in the past year.

“Stand Together” by Hayley Reardon

Show the 4 minute video, “Stand Together” by Hayley Reardon
Hayley writes, “Think about the amount of time we spend at home with our families versus in school with our classmates. Whether we like it or not, school is a big part of our lives and we’re all here because we have to be. Growing up is hard for each of us in different ways but would be easier on everyone if we could face our time together as a team. Not a divided or broken team but a team who understands that we all have our own strengths and weaknesses and something to contribute. Ultimately, the only question we need to ask ourselves is what stops us from having each other’s backs and choosing to stand together.” Listen to more of Hayley’s music>>>

Follow up with discussion questions. Note: if the audience isn't comfortable with participating, the presenters can also share their perspective.

  • Think back and remember that stage when we were all of a sudden “too cool” for the things that used to make us happy. What parts of ourselves do we start to lose track of as we try to grow up?
  • How can we identify the people around us that are struggling with bullying?
  • What can we do to make them feel less alone?
  • Do you think adults sometimes forget or not understand what it’s like to be young? We know better than anyone how and where bullying occurs and probably have the best ideas on how to stop it.

"What If?" by Andrew Hile

Show the 5 minute video "What If?" The creator of the video, Andrew Hile, writes “We all see bullying, but what are we going to do about it?”
This video was submitted to the Great American No Bull Challenge. It was the winner of the No Bull Challenge “Documentary of the Year, Second Place” Award. Special thanks to film maker Andrew Hile and Shawn Edgington for permission to use in " The WE WILL Curriculum.” The Great American NO BULL Challenge is a social action organization that offers an amazing opportunity to youth, partners and communities around the world by inspiring teens at the grassroots level to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social action using the power of education, music and the magic of filmmaking.

Follow up with the discussion questions developed by Andrew, which are on pages 2-6 of the “No Bull Classroom Presentation” PDF. Note: if the audience isn't comfortable with participating, the presenters can also share their perspective.

"Truce" by Hayley Grimshaw

Show the 1 minute video "Truce". The creator of the documentary, Hayley Grimshaw writes, “Our PSA shows mean texts being corrected with kind messages. We hope to encourage teens to 'delete the mean'.”

This video was submitted to the Great American No Bull Challenge. It was the winner of the No Bull Challenge “Public Service Announcement of the Year” Award. Special thanks to film maker Hayley Grimshaw and Shawn Edgington for permission to use in "The WE WILL Curriculum.” The Great American NO BULL Challenge is a social action organization that offers an amazing opportunity to youth, partners and communities around the world by inspiring teens at the grassroots level to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social action using the power of education, music and the magic of filmmaking.

Follow up with the discussion questions developed by Hayley, which are on pages 2-6 of the “No Bull Classroom Presentation” PDF. Note: if the audience isn't comfortable with participating, the presenters can also share their perspective.

“Erase Hate” by #iCANHELP

Show the 1 minute video “Erase Hate,” developed by the student group #iCANHELP. The message of #iCANHELP is: “One person has the power to make a difference and delete negativity online and in his or her life. Through assemblies, presentations, social media campaigns and student leadership trainings, #iCANHELP GIVES STUDENTS THE POWER to control the influences in their lives.”

Follow up with the discussion questions developed by #iCANHELP in the #iCANHELP Discussion Questions PDF. Note: if the audience isn't comfortable with participating, the presenters can also share their perspective.

  • What kind of mean messages do people send?
  • How did you think these messages make people feel?
  • How was "Hate" erased in this video?
  • What is something that you could in this situation to make someone feel better?

"How Do You Feel When People Look At You." by Ashlynn Wilson

Show the 5 minute video "How Do You Feel When People Look At You." The creator of the video, Ashlynn Wilson, writes: "Everyone has been bullied at some point in their lives. These words can be painful, but the good always outshines the bad within each of us."

This video was submitted to the Great American No Bull Challenge. It was the winner of “The Best Community Involvement” Award. Special thanks to Ashlynn and Shawn Edgington for permission to use in " The WE WILL Curriculum.” The Great American NO BULL Challenge is a social action organization that offers an amazing opportunity to youth, partners and communities around the world by inspiring teens at the grassroots level to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social action using the power of education, music and the magic of filmmaking.

Follow up with the discussion questions developed by Ashlynn, which are on pages 2-6 of the “No Bull Classroom Presentation” PDF. Note: if the audience isn't comfortable with participating, the presenters can also share their perspective.


"Look Out for Each Other" by the Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation

Show the 1 minute video, Look Out for Each Other by the Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation. This video is suitable for young students, Kindergarten through third grade. Follow up with discussion questions.
Note: if the audience isn't comfortable with participating, the presenters can also share their perspective.

  • What would YOU do if you saw another child crying on the playground?
  • Playgrounds, gyms and other fun spaces are for everyone to enjoy. Have you ever felt excluded or known a friend who has felt that way? What did YOU do to help yourself or a friend?
  • It's important to Know What's Right so you can help others when they need it. Have YOU helped someone recently? If so, tell us about it.
  • It's important to Do What's Right so you can get the right help for others when they need it. What have YOU done recently to help someone else?
  • Sometimes reporting a someone who bullies feels like being a tattle tale, but it's not. What are some situations when it's the right thing to do to tell a teacher, parent or other grown up?


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