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Hazelden Publishing and Bullying Prevention

Archived Webinars from Hazelden


A Culture of Cruelty, v. 5 [For Teachers and Staff]

A Culture of Cruelty explores the immediate and long-term impact of the pervasive climate of ridicule and peer harassment on students. Interviews with experienced teachers, counselors, community members, parents and experts in human behavior address the continuum of behaviors, from general harassment to sexual misconduct.
Teachers and Staff            20 min.           1999            V-5017

Teachers and Staff
The Big Deal About Bullying and What You Can Do About It

Bullying makes people feel bad and often scared. Internet bullying is even becoming common because you can't see the perpetrator. Students will understand what bullying is: such as teasing, name-calling, hitting, gossiping, and other hurtful behaviors. Understand why some kids like to be bullies. Learn strategies to use if you are a target of bullying or a bystander who wants to interrupt the bullying. Includes interviews with real kids and experts on bullying, being a victim - including Internet bullying, and ways to cope.

Junior High - High School            20 min.          2005            DVD-5095

Junior High - High School
Boys on Bullying (cc)

Five boys tell how bullying affected their lives and how supportive relationships with friends, family and community helped. Includes guide for leading discussions with young people. Excerpts shown on The Oprah Winfrey Show. 

Boys on Bullying Guide

High School            20 min.           2003            DVD-5074

High School
Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History

Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.

Bullied includes:

  • A 40-minute documentary film (DVD), with closed captioning and with Spanish subtitles
  • A two-part viewer’s guide with standards-aligned lesson plans and activities for use in staff development
  • Additional materials online

Bullied is designed to help administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian. It is also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are being harassed. Bullied has been endorsed by the NEA.

Grades 6-8/Grades 9-12            40 min.           2010           DVD-5138

Grades Grades 6-8/Grades 9-1
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (cc)

Every kid runs into a bully sometimes, and our hero Jack is no exception! After being picked on, pushed around, and threatened by Henry the bully, Jack tries self-defense, insults, and even disguises to stop the bullying - but nothing's working. Finally, he comes up with a fail-safe solution - stay home from school forever! But, of course, Trevor and Jack's friend Skye aren't going to let him off so easy. From sketchpad to schoolyard, Trevor teaches Jack ways to handle a bully and the secrets for becoming bully-proof.  

Ages 8-13            28 min.           2004            DVD-5072

Ages 8-13

Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers; Bully examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

Click here for the Guide 

Click here for The Bully Project 
Click here for critical reviews

PG-13           99 min.           2011           DVD-5152

Follow-up with Alex: http://youtu.be/9d1_ZKlLR98

Bully Bystanders: You Can Make a Difference (cc)

Most teens don’t like to see their peers bullied but are not sure whether or how to respond. This video offers the empowering message that the most effective way to deal with bullying is through the efforts of those who witness it. Program features a compelling short drama based on real-life incidents where bystanders stand up and change the outcome of a bullying incident. We also hear from real teens discussing incidents where they and their peers made a difference by intervening in a bullying situation. On-screen experts advise teens how they can become proactive without putting themselves at risk. Viewers learn that respecting others and taking a united stand against all sorts of harassment is not only possible, but it can make a dramatic difference in the lives of many young people. Bystanders can make a resounding contribution by setting the tone for their peers and refusing to accept hostile behaviors. Consultant: Tara L. Kuther, Ph.D. Grades 7-College          17 min.          2011          DVD-5075

Bully for Younger Audiences

Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers; Bully examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole. Spanish subtitles.

This special version of BULLY excludes mature themed topics that are not appropriate for audiences under 13, including story lines involving suicide. It is also shorter, with a run-time of only 47 minutes.


THIS FILM IS NOT RATED   47 min.   2011   DVD-5153

Bullying: True Stories

Four young people tell their true stories about bullying. Daniel tells why he stopped his bullying behavior; Daniel’s target Courtney tells her story; Tre describes being shunned by a popular crowd; and Victor tells of being cyberbullied. We hear what actions finally stopped the bullying and how schools handled bullying.

Recommended for grades 4 through 12, parents, and other caregivers.  

Preview a two minute clip: Click Here 

Bullying: True Stories Discussion Guide

19:19 min.   2010        DVD-5155

Challenge Day

The Challenge Day DVD includes two short and powerful documentaries: a 15 minute excerpt from the Emmy award winning "Teen Files: Surviving High School" and the entire 23 minutes "The Bully Solution".
High School            38 min.           2005            DVD-5041

High School
Cliques: Where Do You Fit In? (cc)

Explains the nature of cliques, why they develop, how clique leadership controls members, how at best cliques help establish group identity, and how at worst they can be destructive. Using an attention-grabbing mix of student interviews and cartoon animations, program provides insight and perspective into the lives of young teens who are "in with the 'in' crowd" as well as those who are on the outside looking in. Answering the question, "Am I popular?" takes on new meaning as students weigh the pros and cons of exclusionary friendships. Demonstrates that friendships with a wide range of students are both enriching and necessary for a fully developed personality and life experience; and that by building awareness and tolerance students can avoid the down side of cliques. A guidance counselor and two young hosts offer advice about how to deal with being excluded, avoid social bullying, and find support from friends.

Preview a three minute clip

Grades 5 - 9            15 min.           2010          DVD-5134

Grades 5 - 9
Coping With Disruptive Life Changes (cc)

This program showcases the real stories of several teens who coped with major disruptions in their lives. One teen describes how her parents’ divorce caused her to rebel in school until, with the help of a school counselor, she rejected her gang-related friends and got her life back on track despite being pregnant. Another young woman shares how she dealt with the tumult of her mother’s relapse into addiction after her family lost their business and house to bankruptcy. Her involvement with a theater group and the support of good friends helped her eventually conquer her depression. A boy whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer speaks about how he dealt with his bottled-up fear and anxiety by opening up to his grandmother. The program emphasizes the importance of being patient, having realistic expectations and seeking out people who can provide help and support. On-screen experts provide creative tips for adapting, coping and growing. DVD contains Spanish subtitles.

Preview a three minute clip: here

Grades 7 - College             22 min.              2010        DVD-4215 

Grade 7 - College
Ella the Elegant Elephant

The littlest elephant in Little Village is also just a little bit shy. She's moved to a new neighborhood, and has to start at a brand-new school. Good thing she has her grandma's lucky hat to take along. But Belinda Blue the bully doesn't like Ella. And she doesn't like the hat. And that means trouble with a capital "B". Based on the 2004 picture book by Carmela and Steve D'Amica.
Grades 4 - 6          10 min.          2005           DVD-5003 

Grades 4 - 6
Extreme BULLYING: the Truth About Hazing (cc)

Hazing commonly involves physically abusive, emotionally degrading and/or sexually violating acts that are used as a way to initiate a person into a group. This program examines the growing surge of hazing incidents at high schools around the country, and distinguishes between different types of hazing practiced by girls and boys alike—brutal social humiliations, tortuous physical endurance ceremonies, online cyberbullying and more. Viewers hear from nationally-prominent authors on the topic as well as real-life victims who share their harrowing stories. Teens may not realize that hazing is not a harmless “rite of passage” but instead can be a degrading, damaging and illegal assault. Program discusses the code of silence that often keeps witnesses and participants from coming forth to stop the abuse. Interviews offer words of support for hazing victims and those who may be drawn into participating.

Due to the graphic nature of some subject matter in this program, viewer discretion is advised.

Grades 9-College    23 min.    2011    DVD-5098

Grades 9-College
I Was Cyberbullied (cc)

Program presents three real-life stories from kids who were targets of cyberbullying attacks and offers viewers practical suggestions for how to avoid being victimized by this new, rapidly-spreading type of bullying. Each story highlights important tips such as: only post the type of information online that you would be comfortable with others seeing; remember that once an email or photo is posted online, you can’t take it back; avoid responding to vicious texts or emails that might escalate a situation further; and know when to turn to a trusted adult for help. Renowned “bully coach” Joel Haber leads a discussion on how serious and damaging cyberbullying can be, and touches upon recent cases of children committing suicide after being cyberbullied. This timely program will strike a chord with all viewers—those who may have been victimized as well as those who may have thought that cyberbullying was “no big deal.”
Consultant: Joel Haber PhD, “The Bully Coach”

Recommended resource by the Botvin Life Skills program (NREPP Registry)

Grades 7 - College           23 min.           2010           DVD-5148

Grades 7 - College
In the Know: Social Aggression

This DVD explores the often cruel world of cliques, Queen Bees, and RMGs (Really Mean Girls) that dominates the lives of pre-teen and adolescent girls. Knowledgeable and articulate teens as well as leading researchers, authors and counselors guide viewers to an understanding of the realities of social or relational aggression and how to escape its negative effects.


 Pre-teen and adolescent girls   17:53 min.   2005   DVD-5156

Just the Facts, Ma'am, v. 6

Addressing how to investigate and document when necessary, this video is for those responsible for taking action and following through on concerns or complaints regarding violence, bullying and sexual harassment. It includes investigation techniques and documentation for reports and discipline.
Teachers, Counselors, Administrators           26 min.           1999           V-5018

Teachers, Counselors, Administr
Learning the Game, v. 3

This video nurtures the children's budding sense of empathy and accountability for their own actions. Class instruction focuses on the lessons learned by the main characters in Show and Tell! The Movie regarding violence, bullying and sexual harassment.
Ages 7 - 9            14 min.           1999           V-5015

Ages 7 - 9
Max's Magical Machine, v. 4

This video emphasizes empathy and responsibility for the consequences of our actions. Live interviews with students encourage discussion of Show and Tell! The Movie and highlights the main themes of friendship and personal sense of self. Max's Magical Machine addresses violence, hurting others, bullying and sexual harassment
Ages 10 - 12            18 min.           1999           V-5016

Ages 10 - 12
No Name Calling: Creating Safe Environments (cc)

This energetic video is sure to grab your students' attention as it explores the important topic of name-calling. Experts agree that bullying and harassment in school usually starts with name-calling. Name-calling can be especially tough on younger students whose self-esteem development is at a critical phase. No Name-Calling demonstrates the damage that can be done when kids are targeted by hurtful words like "fatso," "retard," "faggot," and "bean pole." Viewers will follow a classroom of real students as they work on inaugurating a "No Name-Calling" week at their school. Interviews with real kids are interspersed with dramatic vignettes that model name-calling scenarios which many viewers will recognize. The video clearly states why this kind of harassment is unfair, painful and perhaps even illegal. Additionally, the video offers constructive ways for creating a positive school environment where everyone will feel safe and free to learn. Accompanied by a Teacher's Resource Book filled with thought-provoking worksheets to help reinforce the lessons for students. 

Middle School            27 min.           2004            DVD-5085

Middle School
Play It Safe: Strategies for a Safe School Environment (cc)

This video uses dramatic vignettes, real person interviews and teen hosts to help teach students that they are active players in creating a safe school environment. There are many subtle and often overlooked issues that make up a school's climate-gossiping, taunting, ignoring, labeling, isolating, teasing, intolerance, bullying, excluding-all can create an unhealthy atmosphere. While one act may not seem significant, the cumulative effects can be devastating. Viewers learn how important it is to refrain from negative behaviors, whether in school or on the Internet. Presents The Five Safe School Strategies: Stay Alert, Identify Risks, Speak Up, Be Considerate and Participate. Viewers also learn how to use their influence to encourage peers to follow these strategies. Often peers are aware of potential school violence and need to act responsibly and seriously when threats are made openly or off-handedly. Students will understand that they have significant ownership in a positive and safe school environment.
Grades 5 - 9            20 min.           2008           DVD-5129

Grades 5 - 9
The Power Trip: Bullying in School (cc)

This multidimensional video/DVD and teacher's guide explores middle school bullying from different perspectives that students will relate to and easily understand. Your students will hear from real teens who experienced bullying first hand as well as from students who have been the aggressors. Special attention is focused on understanding the different kinds of bullying and the differences between how girls and boys bully. Cheryl Dellasega, author of "Surviving Ophelia", describes relational aggression which is typical of how girls bully. Viewers also experience a workshop led by Dr. Michael R. Carpenter, a bullying prevention trainer, who coaches young teens on how to modify behaviors to achieve peaceful outcomes. Other topics explored include the difference between bullying and teasing, when you should tell an adult about being bullied, what bystanders can do to prevent bullying and how bullied kids can "stand up, step up and speak out" to stop bullying.
Grades 5 - 9            2007           DVD-5128

Grades 5 - 9
Show and Tell: The Movie, v. 1

This school time movie entitled Show and Tell! depicts a dynamic tale of a student as he confronts violence, bullying and inappropriate sexual conduct in his school. NOTE: This video is the showpiece of the entire Early Faces of Violence program. We recommend that it be shown before the viewers watch any of the companion instructional videos.
K - 6           20 min.           1999           V-5013

K - 6