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Building Kind Schools and Communities


Videos are a great tool to use when discussing bullying and its prevention. Below I have several videos that can be used with various age levels, including adults.  I have included some videos that can be used for discussions about kindness and what it looks like.  There are also videos just meant to inspire us to be kind and compassionate.  There are more videos under the Kids Choosing Kindness! tab here.  Thank you!!


This video is to remember youth, including Jeremiah, who died by suicide.



The following video is a good one to use with students. The first half shows incidents of bullying. The second half shows the same situations but other students become Up-standers and help the student who is being bullied.
“Teen Bullying”



Stand Up, Stand Strong: The Consequence of Words



In order to stop and prevent bullying behavior we must understand why people bully.  We must address the underlying causes of the bullying behavior if we are going to be effective in stopping and preventing it from continuing.  Here is a video clip that gives us a glimpse into the life of one young man who bullies others.  A word of caution: some may find the language offensive.



Below are several PSA’s or informational videos about bullying.



Keenan West- “Never Ever!” (The Bully Project)


BE YOU! (It’s Time: Imagine Dragons) Anti-bullying video


A 48 Hours CBS Special on Bullying


The Bullying Experiment- Two young men pretend they are in a bullying situation to see if bystanders respond.


Anti-bullying (Up-stander) Flashmob in Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011



Verbal bullying-anti-bullying week


Break bullying: not in the break room, not on the playground



Below is a powerful video teaching empathy by showing that everyone has problems and

is dealing with issues we are not aware of.


Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care is a short video clip reminding us that there is so much about the people we see throughout our day that we do not know. We don’t know what they are going through or dealing with and remembering this as we interact with people can help us act with more kindness and empathy.


The Kindness School :)

Below is a video made by students at a middle school


Does Kindness Change School Culture?


A Class Divided- The Frontline story of Iowa teacher, Jane Elliot, and her class lesson about blue and brown eyed people.
Link to page with info and resources to use with the program here.

Link to video here


Below are the 6 parts to Dateline’s “My kid would never bully.”

Part 1: Introduction to My Kid Would Never Bully (4: 46)

Part 2: My Kid Would Never Bully (7:40)  A teen is picked on for her clothes.


Part 3: My Kid Would Never Bully (7:00) Boys bullying boys with bystanders trying to intervene.


Part 4:  My Kid Would Never Bully (8:10) Boys bullying boys with coach present


Part 5: My Kid Would Never Bully (7:10) Girls bullying a girl with bystander standing up

Part 6: My Kid Would Never Bully (4:48) Bystander admits to being bullied


Here is another Dateline episode of  My Kid Would Never Bully that aired July, 2015. Click here.




Dateline Series: My Kid Would Never Do That: Discrimination
Part 1: My Kid Would Never Discriminate (9:46)


Part 2: My Kid Would Never Discriminate (9:07)

Part 3: My Kid Would Never Discriminate (5:02)

Part 4: My Kid Would Never Discriminate (4:59)

I am sorry I have not been able to find Part 5 to this series.

Part 6: My Kid Would Never Discriminate (8:24)


I highly recommend the following DVD and guidebook written by our good friend Dee. You can purchase it at the link below. :)

Which Team Will You Choose by Dee DiGioia “This fun and educational story will awaken the hearts and minds of elementary school children and help empower them with valuable life-skills in knowing what to say or what to do when confronted with bullying, while contributing to a more peaceful and compassionate culture in their schools and homes. A Guidebook is also available for caring and responsible adults who are interested in helping children develop skills to help them feel safe emotionally and physically in their relationships with other!” More info at http://www.starfishdee.com/Which_Team_Will_You_Choose.html






A very powerful and empowering video.


A little boy with Dwarfism reminds us that we are more alike than different and our differences make us unique. He is one smart little guy.


Imagine a world without hate… by the Anti-Defamation League


Make love, not war by AXE


Behavior is contagious. Let’s be sure to model the types of behavior we want to spread. :)  This video demonstrates how kindness is contagious.  :)



Life Vest Inside- Kindness Boomerang- “One Day”


Below is a 9:38 minute TED talk by model Cameron Russell on image – “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.” There is a great lesson idea to go with the video in this link.   http://startempathy.org/blog/2013/04/image-vs-reality-lesson-seventh-grader-all-us



This is a very powerful video with an extremely important message.  We need to hear more from men who have the courage to speak up and take a stand against violence. Please share this with the young men (and any age men) you teach or work with and have these sorely needed conversations.


Here is another clip regarding the destructive messages we give boys.


“Say Something Nice” – Where could you set up something like this? :)


http://www.niot.org/nios/videos – This site, Not in our Town, has many videos to use when discussing bullying.  Some of the videos also have lesson plans or guides to go with them.


http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/91-Classroom – Short videos with various values based themes to use for discussion in classrooms.


http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/stopbullying/video/index.html – This page contains a 25 minute video with kids talking about bullying and how to stand up and speak out.  There are also several short video clips around one minute long focusing on different ways of addressing and intervening in bullying situations.  Go here for a lesson plan and student guide to use with the “Speak Up” video on the cartoon network link.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/stopbullying/video/stop-bullying-speak-up-its-what-you-do-clip.html – Very cool rap about speaking up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpOvYWd4KW4&list=PLvzOwE5lWqhSwkvkhlPP5qlF362aBRSxe&index=7 – several inspiring videos about being an upstander instead of an bystander

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/video – has many videos for various age levels


http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/power-and-control-wheel -The power and control wheel is a great visual to use when discussing abuse and violence.  When you click on each of spokes there is a short video that can be used with students in your discussions.

http://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-videos– Videos to inspire kindness in your homes, schools, and communities. :)


http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/pictures-that-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity – “21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity” – Kindness is contagious, even simply witnessing others doing kind acts. Show these pictures to your students, kids, coworkers and discuss how hard it would be do these things yourself, how it feels to view kindness, etc.


The Importance of Kindness


We will never break the cycle of bullying, which is violence until we put an end to hate, discrimination, bigotry and oppression of all kinds. This inspiring video was put together by our friend, Kathleen O’Neill. We at Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness agree with Kathleen (and Mama Cass Elliot) that indeed, A New World is Coming. :)

A New World Coming from Kathleen O’Neill on Vimeo.


How to practice emotional hygiene is a very eye-opening TED talk that I highly recommend.


A fun and inspiring little video using the Dr. Suess book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. :)


Thought provoking videos-



More inspiring videos-

So beautiful!! :)

Written and produced by Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod.



It is now that my life is mine. Beautiful and inspiring video

A film by Hailey Bartholomew. More at 365 Grateful.

Video from KarmaTube




Video from KarmaTube


We never know how a kindness might be repaid or passed on.


The Coat: A Story of Charity


When we work together we can accomplish so much. :)

Instructions for a Bad Day by Shane Koyczan