STOP THE BULLY | “Stop the Bully” Team; Massachusetts

2023 Top Winner Teens, NBPC’s Students with Solutions Contest

We are a team of 4th, 5th, and 7th graders from Massachusetts who have all seen bullying firsthand and would like to do whatever we can to stop it. A piece of advice we would give to people trying to be part of this cause would be to first start standing up for themselves and be vocal about it. Schools should provide an open culture and environment, where kids won’t hesitate to take help from peers and adults when bullied.

BULLYING HURTS | Digital Communications Production Team; Pennsylvania

2023 Top Winner Teens, NBPC’s Students with Solutions Contest

Students chose to participate in creating this film as their first project in their video production unit. They gathered up a team of peers to collaborate on the project. This teamwork allowed students to openly discuss the issues presented in the video script and truly helped steer the course of the project. Bullying is a universal issue in schools across the country. This unique opportunity to collaborate on an important issue was an incredibly positive experience for our students.

Bullying Hurts | Quest Academy 7th Grade Advisory

Top Entry in 2022, NBPC’s “Students with Solutions”

Quest Academy believes that “good character is the foundation of every legitimate succes in a person’s life.” Our advisory program seeks to build good character through the development of respect for self and others. One of the topics covered in 7th grade advisory is “bullying.” We were excited to find an opportunity to create a video to show what we had been learning together on this specific topic. We found a place for each student’s individual talents by letting them choose to be an actor, producer, artist, or musical composer.

Bullying and Its Impact | PACERTalks About Bullying: Season 2, Episode 11

Do you remember hearing “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Research has shown that this old saying simply isn’t true. Words can hurt, and bullying can leave a lasting impact. These middle school students share their insights about bullying and its impact.

Ask Us: Kindness | PACERTalks About Bullying: Season 2, Episode 24

A question from Zoey, an elementary school student, who wants to know more about how to be kind.

Musical Group, Dat Stern, Creates Music to Inspire

Twin brothers, Stacy and Sterling, decided to start a music group called Dat Stern; they wanted to make music that could inspire people and help others. Stacy states, “My brother and I suffered from bullying all throughout middle and high school. So, when we decided to make music, that was our main focus. Our goal is to put an end to bullying.”

Stacy remembers a bullying situation in 6th grade when a note he had written was passed around to all the classmates. “They all laughed and made fun of me. I felt so humiliated, but it didn’t end there. I was picked on and bullied for the rest of the school year in that class.” Both brothers experienced bullying that affected them into adulthood, being called names such as ugly, loser, and alien. Neither could understand why people were so cruel. Stacy says, “We suffered a lot from bullying through the years, and words are not enough to describe how bad it made us feel. No one deserves to be bullied. I repeat, NO ONE.”

As they got older, Stacy and Sterling decided that using their music and writing songs to send a message about bullying could inspire and help people. Together they have written two songs about bullying “Help Me,” and “Take a Stand,” in order to help raise awareness and end bullying. The brothers believe, “We have to take a stand and do something about it. It takes action. Many people witness bullying, and they just sit there and watch. They do nothing to help the kid that is being bullied. THIS HAS TO STOP. If you see someone being bullied, stand up for them, and help them. Standing there and doing nothing doesn’t help the situation at all.”

Stacy is thankful that his parents were there to listen and help him. The twins want people to know that asking for help is ok. “Don’t be afraid to let others know about the bullying issue. We are willing to stand with you and stop the bullying. Just reach out for help!”

Download Help Me discussion questions
Download Help Me lyrics

Together Against Bullying Video

This is an animated video created from student drawings and writing that shows that kids want bullying to stop and want to be part of the solution.