To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan
Have you ever been bullied? Do you know someone who has been bullied? Are you a bully? Find out how bullying touches us all and get involved so that you can help stop bullying in your community and around the world.
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Shane Koyczan is an award-winning Canadian poet, author and performer. You may recognize him from the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics where he wowed a live audience of over 60,000 people (over 1 billion world wide) with his piece “We Are More.” To see how you can do more after seeing To This Day, click here.In case you missed something, here are the lyrics.The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is a charitable organization based in Vancouver, Canada that educates the heart and fosters compassion through creative learning, facilitating and applying research, and connecting people and ideas. Bullying.org's purpose is to prevent bullying through education and awareness. It provides educational programs and resources to individuals, families, educational institutions and organizations. It makes online learning and educational resources available in order to help people deal effectively and positively with the act of bullying and its long-lasting negative consequences.Be more than a bystander. Learn how you can confront bullying and teach others to do the same.Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. They are available to talk about big or small concerns, 365 days a year.Bully Police USA is a watch-dog organization. It advocates for bullied children and reports on anti-bullying laws in the United States.Much of bullying stems from a widely misunderstood sense of self and others (especially where sexual orientation is concerned). The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.Face Bullying With Confidence, 8 Kidpower Skills We Can Use Right AwayHow do you define bullying? Read the New York Times article which says, "One way to better identify real bullying is to listen to how teenagers themselves describe their interpersonal conflicts. Most teenagers can identify bullying, but they can also distinguish it from what they often call “drama,” which, the researchers Danah Boyd and Alice Marwick have shown, is an accurate and common name for the ordinary skirmishes that mark most children’s lives. In fact, it’s drama that’s common, and bullying, properly defined, that’s less so."Sometimes, bullying stops when we all become just a little more open minded. Look what the Quebec government did with this incredible ad campaign. What about people with disabilities? Check out this website that links to articles and resources that could help you understand persons with disabilities. Don't forget about senior citizens! There's an entire day set aside to honor older persons -- see some ways you can interact and engage with people over 65 years old (give or take a few years) so that you understand more about them and what they need.See Shane perform on the TED stage here.
What's your definition of beauty, and how can defining beauty for ourselves help stop bullying al...
The narrator says, "she's raising two kids whose definition of beauty begins with the word mom." You've heard it said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Also, consider this quote: "Beauty must be defined as what we are, or else the concept itself is our enemy."