As a mom, I’ve been hopeful that one little perk of having twins will be that my kids will be there to “protect” each other during the cruel moments of childhood bullying. I can already tell that my Julie will be a child who “marches to the beat of a different drum” – just as I was as a child. For me, that difference resulted in a lot of bullying growing up. It wasn’t until halfway through High School, when I found my place in music and theater, that my confidence really grew and I fell into my own identity. Since my own days in school, it seems like kids have even further lost their filters, and the brutality of bullying is intense and widespread. It scares me as a mom…
According to Pacer.org, more than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied.
One of the best things we can do to understand the problem and discuss solutions is to be inspired. The new movie “Standing Up” is THAT inspiration.
Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time and directed by the acclaimed D.J. Caruso, Standing Up follows two kids who get bullied by a vicious summer camp prank. Left together on an island, their adventure begins once they decide not to be victims and instead they Stand Up!
Standing Up is an adorable and heart-warming gem of a movie with an important anti-bullying message that’s suitable for the whole family! Get the DVD August 20!
What can be done to help the bullied “stand up” for themselves?
Discover more about Standing Up by watching the trailer, taking the quiz and signing the Anti-Bullying pledge through the blog app below!
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