As summer comes to an end and students start heading back to school, thirteen million and more across the U.S. will suffer from bullying. It is the most common form of violence experienced by young people across the nation. Sadly, more than 160,000 students in the U.S. alone will stay home each day from school and miss the vital education they need because they fear being bullied and feel unsafe. More danger arises when thirty percent of these children may bring weapons to school because they feel they are the only ones who can protect themselves. This serious situation needs your support to amplify the message that bullying will not be tolerated in any way, shape or form.
Based on Brock Cole's The Goats, one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time, and directed by the acclaimed filmmaker D.J. Caruso, the powerful film Standing Up follows two kids who get bullied by a vicious summer camp prank. Left together on an island, the misfit pre-teens' adventure begins once they decide not to be victims and instead they Stand Up! The film is an adorable and heart-warming gem of a movie with an important anti-bullying message that’s suitable for the whole family. Standing Up will help everyone have a better understanding of the bullying problem and inspire discussions to find a solution to help our youths stop bullying before it starts. Let's all take the anti-bullying pledge and stand up against bullies!
Standing Up DVD will be available for purchase exclusively at Walmart starting August 20, 2013 (and at all major retailers starting October 22, 2013). The stunning soundtrack from Varese Sarabande Records will be available for purchase on September 3, 2013 on iTunes and September 24, 2013 in stores. The film is Dove Family approved and stars Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Radha Mitchell and Val Kilmer.
For more information about bullying, check out StopBullying.gov and if you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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Do YOU Stand Up to Bullies? QUIZ - 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.
Take the Anti-Bullying Pledge! PDF PRINTABLE - 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.
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