Making children and youth aware that they can stand up to bullying is a powerful message, and Family Channel wants them to get involved. Children and youth, educators, parents and all Canadians can show their support against bullying by joining the Stand UP!Network — a pledge to not stand by if they see someone being bullied.
The Stand UP! Network is accessible online at Family.ca/standup. Participants can find their province on the map and click the “+” symbol to join. The Stand UP! Network provides an excellent visual representation of how bullying prevention has taken shape across our country — a motivating “map for change” for children and youth today. (Note that names are moderated and may take time to show up.)
Also available online at family.ca/standup/are downloadable tip sheets for students, parents and educators. In preparation for Bullying Awareness Week (November 12 – 18), PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network — Canada’s authority on research and resources for bullying prevention) has partnered with Family Channel to create the StandUp! Bullying Awareness Teacher’s Guide. The guide includes activities, tip sheets and more.
Special Programming for Bullying Awareness Week
As part of Family Channel’s 10th Annual Bullying Awareness Week, Family will feature special programming such as new music videos, celebrity interviews and more. On Friday, November 16, the network will air a special presentation of Family Channel’s Stand UP! rally at 5 pm ET/PT, followed by a night of bullying-themed episodes from favourite shows. Check out www.family.ca for programming updates, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.
To read the history of how Family Channel has been helping children stand up to bullying throughout the years, click here.