Stand up to bullying, don’t just stand by
Children who are persistently subjected to emotional, verbal and physical abuse are at risk of developing stress-related illness and long-term emotional and behavioral problems including depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, and the impact of bullying reaches far beyond bullies and victims; in a significant majority of cases, bystanders abet the bullying, either by teasing the target, actively encouraging the bully, or suffering silently with guilt for not standing up to the bullying behavior.
TELL offers anti-bullying workshops that helps young people (and those around them, e.g. parents and educators) to change their attitudes towards bullying (both traditional and cyberbullying) and develop skills to prevent it.
In 2015, TELL launched our first Anti-Bullying Video Contest, open to all students across Japan, with the aim of raising awareness about this important issue.