Standing Up DVD Giveaway
I don’t know about you, but my middle school years were hell. I was constantly bullied and even got suspended for fighting one time when I finally stood up to defend myself. I was different than most of the other girls my age. I wasn’t interested in make-up and the latest hair styles. Heck. I wasn’t even attracted to the same guys they liked. They chased the latest fad fanboy and I thought Rick Moranis was H-O-T! Most people don’t even remember him. He’s the geeky father in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and a few other movies. I definitely stood apart from my peers, and the other girls did not like that at all and had decided that they would make my life miserable for being different. Since I also happened to be the smallest person in my entire school at only 4ft 10, I also made an easy target. Some of the things those girls said stuck with me until adulthood. I never really got over them and, to this day, I still hear myself repeating it in my head. Anyone who says that bullying is not really damaging has never been a victim of bullies.
I was not alone and bullying remains a problem today. Did you know that, according to Pacer.org, 160,000 US students stay home from school EVERY DAY from fear of being bullied? I am looking forward to seeing this new movie, Standing Up. Based on the young adult book and directed by D.J Caruso, Standing Up tells the story of two kids who get bullied at summer camp. Stranded alone on an island, the pair decides they are not going to be victims and make a stand. It will be available at Walmart on August 20 and at redbox on September 3rd.
When over 160,000 kids stay home each day to avoid bullies, we have a national problem that needs to be addressed. One of the best things we can do to understand the problem and discuss solutions is to be inspired. The movie “Standing Up” is THAT inspiration.
I found this really cool blog app that tells you whether you stand up to bullies or not. I got a 93%, so I do a lot better than I did as a kid, and I work hard to teach my kids to not only stand up for themselves and others, but to not be the bully, either. Like in the movie Standing Up, life is full of beautiful, amazing things, but bullies sure aren’t one of them! Do you stand up to bullies? Or do you let them intimidate you and others? Take this quiz to see where you stand and get tips and tricks to beat the bullies in your life.
According to reviewers,Standing Up not only has incredible charm, it also carries a powerful message. After watching the movie as a family, sit down with your young kids and talk about some of the essential life lessons from Standing Up. Tell your children about how bullying can affect even the strongest of people. Read and sign the Standing Up to Bullies Pledge and pin it on the fridge, bulletin board, or wherever you can see it as a reminder. Be sure to share it with your friends and pass the message on!
I haven’t seen this movie, but the theme definitely resonates with me. I am giving away one signed copy of this acclaimed film by D.J Caruso. Be sure to enter below!
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This is a sponsored post for which I may receive compensation in the form a DVD copy of the movie, but all opinions are my own.