This is part of a Facing History's resources on bullying and ostracism. This details a specific incident from the perspective of several students and teachers and describes the aftermath at a middle school.
Adults often ask students to be upstanders, to speak out against bullying and other social problems, and to go against the tide. But we should also help students change the tide.This means changing social norms so that young people feel respected not when they degrade other students, but when they include others.
The following collection of video clips explore the role of parents, educators and administrators, and how schools might be better prepared both proactively and reactively regarding incidents of bullying and ostracism.
Jacques A. speaks at the Facing History and Ourselves 2012 Chicago benefit dinner.