Staff from Project Rockit, an Australian organization that focuses on youth-drive movements against bullying, provides an international look at bullying.
“Imma Listen” is a music video created by Taylor Zank. The inspiration to create the project came from his personal experience. The video briefly portrays the life of Simmie, a student dealing with a rough emotional situation, both at home and at school. After being bullied by other kids, the student tries to talk to his father about the difficulty he is experiencing, but his father isn’t willing to hear about it and brushes him off. The following day, a teacher notices Simmie in the hallway looking obviously distraught and takes the time to pull him aside and figure out what’s going on. After having a chance to express what he was going through to an adult figure and talk it out with the teacher, Simmie returns to school with a newfound confidence, and uses what he learned from the situation to help another student who is dealing with a similar experience. The video is meant to compel adults and students alike to reach out to those that we notice are clearly dealing with something, even if we don’t know them, and let them know that we are there for them and that they are not alone.
Bullying often impacts a student’s self-confidence. In this episode we interviewed students to learn more about what confidence means to them and how to build up confidence in yourself and others.
High school students give advice to middle school students about bullying. They share their thoughts about the types of bullying that happens, as well as advice on what to do if you experience or witness bullying.
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 through their cell phone or on-line in the past year.
This video is dedicated to all the kids that stand up to bullying and those who choose to make a difference in the lives of kids who are bullied.