In this new video series, internationally renowned youth speaker Anthony McLean sits down with students in grades 1 through 4 to talk about the issues they face in their friendships and their classrooms everyday. Students weigh in on how they can show kindness to their peers to make school a fun and friendly place for everyone. This series also features a special performance of the original song, “Stand Up, Reach Out, Tell Someone” by Anthony McLean, as well as interviews with experts and community leaders.
Competition: When competition crosses the line
Games should be fun for everyone, but when we get too competitive, games at recess can be hurtful, instead of fun. We need to make sure we’re not going too far.
Loyalty: We Can all Choose our Friends
“If you’re my friend, you can’t play with her!” Just because you’re friends with one person, doesn’t mean you can’t play with other kids, too. No one should tell you who you can and cannot be friends with.
Teasing: Words are Powerful
Words can be really hurtful. And saying “just kidding” doesn’t always make that hurt go away. We have to be careful with our words, and be quick to say sorry when we make mistakes.
Feelings: It’s Okay to Be Mad
Anger is normal, but what should we do when we feel that way? We need to learn how to stop and cool down when we get mad. We also need to learn how to talk about our feelings.
Ignore it!: Dealing with Mean People
What do you do if someone is bothering you? What’s the difference between telling and tattling? Anthony talks to kids about what is helpful in a friendship and what is hurtful.
Bystanders: When to Get Involved
Using his original song “Stand Up, Reach Out, Tell Someone”, Anthony makes his message about bullying memorable for kids.