Aug 182013

Standing Up – an Anti-Bullying Movie for the Whole Family

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Did you know that more than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied?  (Source:

If you think that it can’t be your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, etc – being bullied – think again.  I never thought my daughter would ever be bullied by someone – especially someone who bowled on the same bowling league as her…but she was. And, it wasn’t during bowling where the girl bullied my daughter – it was in school.

About Standing Up

Standing up is 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!

The soundtrack to Standing Up from Varese Sarabande Records will be available to purchase at iTunes on 9/3 and in stores on 9/24.

So you ask…What can be done to help the bullied “stand up” for themselves?

One of the best things we can do to understand the problem and discuss solutions is to be inspired. The movie “Standing Up” is THAT inspiration.

TAKE THE PLEDGE – (printable…click on the pic and print from your browser)

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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