“The Bully Effect,” a half-hour CNN documentary, aired Sunday night (May 5) on Cartoon Network, which helped produce the show as well. The cast of Level Up, who usually take on digital monsters, have their radar on real-life bullies this time.
Anti-bullying has now gone prime time.
AFT has partnered with Cartoon Network and the “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign to create a project to foster anti-bullying in school hallways, classrooms and cafeterias. Educators who create an anti-bully action plan will be eligible to win a chance of co-presenting with Cartoon Network and the creators of “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” at the AFT TEACH conference this July in Washington, D.C.
You’ll need to order the “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” kit to participate. It’s available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to applicants who show a concrete plan for putting bullying prevention activities into action. Applicants who share information with the AFT about how they used the kits are then eligible to win a chance to present at the AFT conference.
The “Bully Effect” program that aired on Cartoon Network is available online and can be shared with your students in the classroom. The program shows the restoration of a young teen’s emotional stability once someone spoke up in his defense against the bullying he was enduring.