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Bullying/Teasing/Harassment Videos

"Friends" Raping Friends: Strategies for Prevention
37 minutes 

Uses dramatized scenes from dates, rape experts, and sights and sounds from college and high school students to highlight and define acquaintance rape. Presents steps to give young people (male and female) new skills to prevent acquaintance rape. Also gives advice on how to seek help if a rape occurs. Grade level: 8-college

...But Names Will Never Hurt Me
22 minutes 

A portrayal of the relentless name-calling and humiliation of Rebecca. Then one person extends the hand of true friendship. But is that enough? Soon the rest of her classmates also discover that Rebecca is not as different as they thought. Grade level: K-5

Be Cool - High School - Coping with Bullying (Module 4)
High School 

Help students to understand bullying behavior and why people bully others and to recognize dangerous bullying. Includes 3 videotapes.

Be Cool - High School - Coping with Teasing (Module 1)
High School 

With this module you�ll help students understand teasing and why people tease, distinguish friendly from hurtful teasing, and learn how to effectively deal with this behavior using a variety of "cool" responses. Includes 3 videotapes.

Be Cool - Lower - Coping with Bullying (Module 3)
Lower Elementary 

Bullies can make life miserable, even dangerous, for children in the lower elementary grades. In this module, students will learn how to use the anti-victimization strategies with unknown bullies and a 4-Step Assertion Plan to cope with bullying from friends. Includes 3 videos in module.

Be Cool - Lower - Coping with Teasing (Module 2)
Lower Elementary 

For children in kindergarten through second grade, teasing can be an everyday headache. If not controlled, it can result in aggressive behavior and a damaged self-concept. In this module, your students will see how to handle teasing from friends in a COOL/assertive way and will learn that teasing usually gets worse with a HOT or COLD response. Includes 4 videotapes.

Be Cool - Middle School - Coping with Bullying (Module 3)
Middle School 

Using the Be Cool 4 step Plan, your students will learn how to assertively cope with bullying, whether in the form of physical and verbal abuse, sexual harassment or peer pressure. Students will also learn when going to authority for help is the only answer. Includes 3 videotapes.

Be Cool - Middle School - Coping with Teasing (Module 2)
Middle School 

The middle school child takes everything personally. Not letting peer teasing get to them is an essential skill. Instead of reacting like a victim (COLD) or blowing up (HOT) and encouraging more teasing, your students will learn four ways to be disarmingly cool. Includes 2 videotapes.

Be Cool - Upper - Coping with Bullying (Module 3)
Upper Elementary 

In this module, your students will see how to avoid being "bully magnets" by assuming an anti-victim demeanor, and see the 4-Step Plan in action to counter the bullying peer pressure of friends. They'll watch Willie fend off the pressure to drink and see Brian "Talk the Talk" and then "Walk the Walk" (go to authority) to retrieve his stolen backpack. Includes 4 videos in each module.

Be Cool - Upper - Coping with Teasing (Module 2)
Upper Elementary 

In this module, your students will watch how to cope with teasing and how to use the 4-Step Plan to stop the hurtful teasing. They will also learn that a COLD or HOT response to teasing usually results in more teasing and loss of self-esteem. Includes 3 videotapes.

Broken Toy
(1993) 30 minutes 

Children can not learn�if they're afraid to go to school. A lonely 12-year-old boy is harassed both verbally and physically by older children. One day, the bullies go too far and an accident occurs. Performed by actual school children, this dramatic video will move and educate children like nothing they have experienced before. Grade level: 4-8

Bullies and How to Help Them

Same as V5693

Bullies and How to Help Them
21 minutes 

The purpose of this program is introduce young students, as well as educators & counselors, to techniques for analyzing situations in which bullying occurs. Students will then learn specific social skills that can be used to prevent bullying behavior from developing or recurring. Grades 3-5.

Bullying, Teasing & Put-Downs: What Victims Can Do
35 minutes 

This fast-paced and highly engaging program gets young teens thinking about the pervasive problems of bullying, teasing and putdowns. Always cognizant of keeping children safe, this program suggests the assertiveness and decision-making tools kids need to handle bullying behavior effectively.

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz: Did You Hear About�?
15 minutes 

Follow the trail of gossip as it races through a school from child to child leaving confusion and hurt feelings in its wake. This lively program uses dramatizations to help youngsters begin to consider and discuss how it feels to be the target of rumors and gossip. Also available on DVD.

Carl: A Program About the Consequences of Bullying and Teasing
35 minutes 

Educators, teachers, counselors, parents and students are now beginning to recognize the emotional and psychological impact teasing has on young people. Carl is based on a true story of a young man who faced discrimination daily and when the teasing became too painful, took his own life. Viewers are compelled to examine their own reactions to people who may be different. This video sends an honest message that awareness must be taught to prevent tragedies like this. Grades 6-12

Don't Call Me Names

Name-calling is one of the ways young children express their anger of frustration. But to the child being called names, it can be painful and damaging. This program will help children find ways to express anger and frustration without resorting to name-calling and show children how to be more assertive and stop others from calling them names. Grade level: K-2

Don't Call Me Names
(2000) 15 minutes 

Name-calling is one of the ways young children express their anger of frustration. But to the child being called names, it can be painful and damaging. This program will help children find ways to express anger and frustration without resorting to name-calling and show children how to be more assertive and stop others from calling them names. Grade level: K-2

Don't Pick On Me!
21 minutes 

Most kids get teased by other kids at some time, but when teasing gets out of hand, it takes an ugly turn and becomes harassment. Program examines the dynamics behind teasing and being teased, and models effective responses to being harassed. Challenges viewers to explore the issue of peer cruelty through thought provoking discussion questions. Grade level: 5-9

Education News Parents Can Use - Protecting Your Child at Home and at School
(2002) 60 minutes 

During this video, experts, school officials, and parents will discuss the real risks to children, in and out of school. Topics to be explored include: protecting children from exploitation; bullying and the steps that can be taken to remove the climate of fear and intimidation in schools created by bullying; identifying what a safe learning environment looks like at schools; and establishing a crisis plan to help parents and schools during time of emergency.

Empty Shadows
(2004) 38 minutes 

This is The Broken Toy Project's most ambitious and unique film to date; a chilling and emotional story about how bullying behavior can come back to 'haunt' us in later life. A big hit with test groups in middle and high school, "Empty Shadows" is a creepy, yet powerful statement on the long-range effects of school bullying. The story of a bullied girl named Naomi, a creepy doll named Sally, a mysterious girl named Edna and a loving grandmother whose childhood behavior has come back to haunt her, Empty Shadows is more than a tale about childhood bullying, it is a spine-tingling mystery. "Empty Shadows" can best be described as a blend of the classic television show "Twilight Zone" with a girl-bullying drama.

(2004) 8 minutes 

Recommended for grades 5 through Adult. This short video deals allegorically with the school bullying connection to school shootings. There is no actual depiction of a school shooting in this film. This element is only "implied". Preview is strongly advised before showing the film to classrooms, due to derogatory language used to realistically illustrate the level of teasing in today's schools.

Guess What I Just Heard
(1999) 22 minutes 

Using realistic scenarios, this program details the heartache and frustration rumors can cause, then follows up each scenario with questions to give viewers opportunities to talk about a problem so painful to and prevalent among middle schoolers. Grade level: 5-9

Harassment Hurts: Gossiping, Taunting and Bullying
(2003) 18 minutes 

This student workshop is divided into four scenarios: "Rumors and Gossip," "Taunting," "Dealing with Bullies," "The Right Thing to Do." This program is designed to help students: gain insight into the many forms harassment can take, develop strategies to cope with harassment, learn how easily a rumor can blow up into a big ugly story and much more.

How I Learned Not to Be Bullied
(2004) 14 minutes 

Presenting two children's first-person accounts of their success in learning not to be bullied, this program helps students understand how their behavior and attitudes affect how others treat them.

Hurting With Words: Understanding Emotional Violence and Abuse
27 minutes 

This video is designed to raise students' awareness of an often overlooked, form of abuse: emotional violence. Emotional violence is described as one person saying something that is hurtful to another. Viewers will learn many successful methods of dealing with this type of abuse. Grade level: 8-12

I Was Just Kidding
17 minutes 

It usually starts out as a joke, a game, or a taunt � it ends up with someone feeling upset, belittled or uncomfortable. This program reveals how attitudes that promote harassment can unwittingly develop at an early age and focuses on respect as the key to reducing harassment of all types. Students quickly learn that they need to treat others as they wish to be treated themselves. Grade level: 3-5

I Was Just Kidding! Learning About Harassment
(2001) 17 minutes 

This student workshop/video teaches about what harassment is and how to handle it. Grade level 3-5

(2005) 25 minutes 

See how innocent friendship turns into cyberbullying. Experience first hand how communication tools, such as the Internet and cell phones, can be used improperly and recklessly to harm others.

32 minutes 

Same as V336

32 minutes 

Joey is a profound and powerful statement on the bullying problem and the consequences this behavior has on all involved, including the victim and the victim's family, the bullies and especially those children who stand around and watch bullying happen...but do nothing about it. Ages: 10-14

Kelly Bear Teaches About Bullying
(2005) 30 minutes 

Children discover that bullying is not only physical intimidation and extortion, but teasing, gossiping and excluding. They learn why peers sometimes bully others, words to say and actions to take when confronted by a bully, and that the victim, bully and bystander are all hurt by bullying behaviors.

Listen To What I Just Heard! Rumors and Gossips
11 minutes 

Young children usually accept everything they hear as the truth. Yet often the story that's being told isn't true at all it's a rumor. Likening the spread of rumors and gossip to the game telephone, this music-filled program helps young children understand how rumors and gossip can lead to hurt feelings and the importance of asking questions and setting the record straight before accepting a story as true. Also available on DVD.

McGruff's Bully Alert
15 minutes 

When Juan and Andrea are bullied at school, McGruff, The Crime Dog, is there to help them understand why bullies behave as they do. He shows them how to stand up to bullies by ignoring them, telling them how you feel or enlisting the help of an adult when the bully threatens violence. Using McGruff's advice, the kids are able to stand up to bullies and get along better with difficult people.

No Excuses: Sexual Harassment
26 minutes 

This program, specifically created for students, uses a series of real-life vignettes to demonstrate various kinds of sexual harassment in the school environment. Grade level: 7-12

No More Teasing
14 minutes 

This program shows how students can change their behavior to lessen teasing or bullying's impact. Teased because of his name, Frankie Flowers learns that by ignoring his tormentors he takes the fun out of the teasing for them. Darren learns that teasers pick on kids who lack self-confidence. He starts to stand up for himself and things improve! Grade level: 3-5

Over the Edge: Violence in our Schools
(1999) 15 minutes 

This program is divided into two videos. The first video, Just Another Day, is an absorbing live-action drama which recreates the all-too-common events that have typically led up to tragic, violent outbursts. The second video, Perspectives on School Violence: A Teacher's Resource, discusses: How to identify potentially violent students, how to create a comprehensive plan in your school to prevent possible violence, how to create a safe school environment, and why it's important to involve the entire school community in this effort. Grade level: 9-12

Prevent Violence With Groark: Groark Learns About Bullying
28 minutes 

This program teaches children: To recognize different forms of bullying behavior, what is wrong with being a bully, and why they should never participate in bullying behaviors. Grade level: K-5

Preventing Sexual Harassment: What Educators Need to Know
(1999) 23 minutes 

This video will provide your staff and students with information they need to help define inappropriate behavior; reveal how their actions might be offensive to others; and present a greater understanding of why what one might call innocent and even flattering behavior could be disturbing to others.

Real People - How Not to Be a Victim: Violence Prevention
26 minutes 

This program empowers middle-school students to feel confident in their ability to protect themselves in the face of violent behavior they may encounter. It shows how being assertive, developing a personal safety plan, and trusting their instincts can help them avoid victimization and stay safe. Grade level: 5-9

Real People: Bullying, The Internet and You (VHS)
(2005) 23 minutes 

With the remarkable speed of the Internet at their disposal, kids are spreading rumors and gossip, embarrassing, and tormenting their peers with a newfound anonymity that emboldens them. This program takes a look bullying and harassment as it manifests itself on the Internet. (VHS Version)

Real People: Talking About Sexual Harassment
(2000) 25 minutes 

Any type of harassment is difficult, but sexual harassment in particular is not only devastating, but illegal. This program shows teens, who often have no idea that their behavior could be construed as harassment, exactly what sexual harassment looks and sounds like. Grade level: 5-8

Saving Our Schools: Breaking the Silence About Hate and Violence
30 minutes 

Students are encouraged to break the silence about learned hate and violence and are shown why they must stop keeping dangerous secrets about their friends and fellow students. They are shown ways to get adult help in troubling or frightening situations and how they can become the "early warning system" in their schools by reporting threats of violence and expressions of hate. Hosted by Michael Pritchard. Grade level: 6-12

Saving Our Schools: Building Caring and Safe School Communities
30 minutes 

Social cliques are as old as high school itself and are the basic dynamic of teen life. However, when they are used to constantly exclude individual students and stigmatize them as outsiders, dangerous dynamics often develop. This program explores and details ways students can ease the social isolation of any and all students by creating a caring and inclusive school culture. Hosted by Michael Pritchard. Grade level: 6-12

(2002) 39 minutes 

What happens when a bully becomes the object of bullying? Billy taunts Chris and makes his life miserable. One night, an accident changes Billy's life forever. Now, scarred from being burned, he is the one who is "different" and his former friends turn on him. A move to a new school shows Billy the value of acceptance and he becomes a sensitive and caring person. Grade level: 4-8

School Violence - Draw the Line
(1999) 19 minutes 

This dynamic video provides compelling reasons to prevent conflicts in school and to stop bullying behavior from escalating into acts of violence. This moving video provides an excellent forum for: Teaching students how to avoid or resolve conflict; providing students with definitions of bullying behavior and its consequences; and offering strategies for dealing with situations. Grade level: 4-8

Sexual Harassment and How to Stop It
(1995) 26 minutes 

Alerts high school students to the facts and consequences of peer sexual harassment. Shows that sexual gestures, looks, taunts, and jokes create a hostile environment. Grade level: 9-12

Sexual Harassment: It's Hurting People
(2000) 18 minutes 

Four out of five students say they are sexually harassed often or occasionally. Defining such harassment as any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature, this program makes it clear that harassment in or out of school is both demeaning and wrong. It shows harassers how their behavior hurts other people and details the steps schools and students can take to bring sexual harassment to a halt. Grade level: 5-9

Silent On The Sidelines
21 minutes 

What is it about bullying behavior that is so powerful it silences the people who witness it? This program, designed to help students and staff create a school climate that stops bullying behavior, will help answer these questions. After viewing this video students will better understand: why bullying should not be tolerated by those who witness it, the reasons students often stay silent, strategies to prevent bullying, the power of the group in combating bullying, and how adults and students can work together.

Sticks & Stones: Let's Talk About Teasing

Same as V332

Sticks & Stones: Let's Talk About Teasing

same as v332

Sticks and Stones: Let's Talk About Teasing
30 minutes 

By dramatizing a series of vignettes that often happen at home and at school, the video will help raise the awareness of students who may think they are "just being funny" as well as encourage those who have been teased to stand up for themselves in a positive way. Grade level: 3-6

The Assignment: Girls, Cliques & Cruelty
12 minutes 

This realistic depiction of a clique-in-action draws viewers into the lives of our adolescent girls, as they scheme to humiliate another girl whom they have dubbed "unpopular." By enabling the audience to identify with both the bullies and the target, this program promotes a deeper understanding of bullying behavior.

The Power of One
(2005) 24 minutes 

One of the most important aspects of anti-bullying awareness programs is stressing to children the importance of 'standing up' for the rights of others. The fact is, most kids do not realize just how 'powerful' one strong voice can be in the life of a bullied and tormented child. This film explores that concept by presenting three short stories, each dealing with a new student and the profound lesson about respect and fairness they bring to their new school. Includes study guide.

Through the Eyes of Howard Gray
(1998) 28 minutes 

This story is a song that tells the true story of a student who is different and ridiculed by his peers because of it. The song helps the listener identify with the realities of the way people are often mistreated, and the courage it takes to stand up for others. According to aggression researcher, Dr. Arnold Goldstein, the three low level forms of aggression are put-downs, bullying and harassment and Through the Eyes of Howard Gray seeks to impact these behaviors by creating a meaningful, relevant and memorable learning experience.

Violence Against Women: Beyond Statistics
33 minutes 

Through interviews with female victims as well as their assailants, psychologists, legal experts and domestic violence experts, the video provides a clear picture of the causes of violence against women, as well as steps that may be taken to reduce and prevent these crimes. Grade level: 8-12

Wake up Call
(1996) 16 minutes 

Young people being sexually harassed and exploited at school, at home or at work, is a serious issue in today's world. Lizzie, a high school student, needs money for college, which she knows her parents cannot provide. She finds a part-time job at a local pizza place. Soon, however, the owner makes inappropriate sexual references and overtures. Lizzie is deeply conflicted because she needs the money, but she is upset by the incessant looks, jokes and innuendoes. She must decide whether or not to compromise her values and integrity, and keep the job. Grade level: 8-12

We're In, You're Out: Looking at Cliques
16 minutes 

Finding their niche in a particular social group can be the most important focus in a youngster's life. The idea of being left out or not belonging in a particular group can make kids miserable. This program helps youngsters look at the positive and negative impact of cliques on both individuals and groups.

When You See a Bully
14 minutes 

Show even the youngest children that it is possible to stand up for themselves and others when they see bullying happen. This program uses three age-appropriate vignettes to demonstrate precisely what youngsters can do to when they see bullying and say "It's NOT OKAY with me!"

Your Turn - Flirting or Hurting? Dealing with Harassment
(1999) 45 minutes 

This program examines the difference between harassment and teens just being teens by attempting to define what types of behavior constitute sexual harassment on the job, in school or even just walking down the street. Grade level: 5-9

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