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Stand 4 Change to Stop Bullying

Every seven minutes somewhere in America a child is bullied, and 160,000 students a day stay home from school because they fear being bullied. On Friday, May 4, students, teachers and school administrators across the nation will Stand 4 Change to send this simple but powerful message:

Bullying is not acceptable in our schools or in our communities.

Stand 4 Change is set for noon EDT, when the school community will stand for five minutes in classrooms, lunchrooms and other school facilities to show a shared commitment to end bullying in America’s schools. Says AFT President Randi Weingarten:

If all students, teachers and other educators stand—united against bullying—on May 4, we can spark a national conversation that will help put an end to bullying and its devastating consequences.

The nationwide event comes at a time when the new documentary film, "Bully," which tells the stories of five students tormented by bullies and reveals the too-often tragic consequences of such harassment, is receiving a great deal of public attention.

Last year, AFT launched its See a Bully, Stop a Bully campaign to spread the word to parents, teachers, administrators and students about the devastating effects of bullying.

Teachers and students can click here to learn how to sign up their schools for Stand 4 Change on May 4. Click here to find out where “Bully” is showing in your area.

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