Stop Bullying: Speak Up [downloadable] [video]

stopbullyingspeakuplogo584Launched in 209 by Cartoon Network, the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign,  encourages the bystander to ‘speak up’ when they see bullying by getting an adult.

Working in consultation with the Making Caring Common Project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cartoon Network commissioned a nationally-representative survey of more than 1,000 9- to 11-year-olds to hear directly from them about their experiences with bullying, kindness, caring, and inclusion.

Key Findings

  • The vast majority of 9-, 10-, and 11-year-olds report having experienced bullying in some manner, whether as a witness, a perpetrator, a victim, or someone who has tried to help.
  • Most 9- to 11-year-olds say caring about others is “very” important to them; but one in four say it is not very important, and most put other priorities ahead of caring.
  • More 9- to 11-year-olds say caring about others is a priority to themselves than say it is a priority for their parents.
  • Values matter. Those who consider “caring about others” to be “very” important are far more likely to do kind things for other kids, and far less likely to be bullies.
  • More than eight in ten 9- to 11-year-olds say they have gone out of their way to do something kind for another kid who was having a tough time, and nearly half (46%) say they have done so “many times.”
  • Most 9- to 11-year-olds say that when it comes to learning how to treat people with kindness, they have good adult role models close to home, but not in our nation’s leadership.
  • The main thing stopping children from reaching out to other kids is not knowing what to do or say.
  • Children say there is a big role for adults to play in helping kids be kinder to one another.

The survey results are also available for download:

Executive Summary (PDF)
Full Report (PDF)

Download this survey infographic:


Cartoon Network has created more than a dozen cartoon videos (most are under a minute) with anti-bullying messages and strategies.

Also, check out this one-page resource: Tips for Raising Kind, Caring, Empathetic Kids developed by the Making Caring Common Project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Source: Cartoon Network | Stop Bullying: Speak Up, | © 2019 Cartoon Network

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