SONG CHALLENGE
  1. GET EXCITED!

  2. TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO TO END BULLYING TO YOUR FRIENDS AND GET THEM EXCITED!

  3. GO TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS (OR ALONE, IF YOU PREFER) TO YOUR SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR OR PRINCIPAL, YOUR GROUP MODERATOR, CLUB PRESIDENT, COACH, LEADER OR HELPFUL PARENT AND GET THEM EXCITED!  

  4. ASK THEM IF THEY WILL TAKE CHARGE AND SPONSOR YOU! EXPLAIN THAT IT'S VERY EASY TO DO AND DOESN'T HAVE TO COST ANYTHING.  ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS SAY, "YES", AND BE IN CHARGE OF HANDLING THE PRIZE (IF SOMEONE HAS DONATED ONE) OR THE PRIZE MONEY AND ASSIGN YOU AN ENTRY NUMBER. ONCE THE VOTES ARE IN, THEY SIMPLY AWARD THE PRIZE TO THE STUDENTS WITH THE MOST "LIKES". WHEN YOU EXPLAIN THAT YOU WANT TO DO YOUR PART TO END BULLYING, I'M CONVINCED THEY WILL WANT TO SUPPORT YOU!

  5. ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO EITHER DONATE A PRIZE OR HELP YOU EARN IT.  (THERE ARE GREAT, SIMPLE IDEAS ON HOW TO EARN IT ON THE "HOW TO EARN YOUR BULLY CHALLENGE PRIZE MONEY"  PAGE.  ACTUALLY, EARNING IT WOULD HELP GET MORE KIDS INVOLVED AND COULD BE PART OF THE FUN! 

  6. SO, NOW YOU HAVE YOUR SPONSOR AND YOUR PRIZE - IT'S TIME FOR THE CREATIVITY!  DECIDE WHETHER YOU WANT TO ENTER ON YOUR OWN OR WITH A GROUP; THEN BE UNIQUE, FUN, EXCITING AND YOURSELF.  USE THE LYRICS ON THE "ANTI-BULLYING SONG CHALLENGE"  PAGE AND ADD YOUR OWN STYLE TO THE MUSIC.  YOU CAN USE IT JUST AS IS, MAKE IT ALL RAP, ALL POP, COUNTRY, OR ACOUSTIC?  HOW ABOUT A COMBINATION OF EVERYTHING? AS  LONG AS YOU DON'T CHANGE THE LYRICS, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT!  JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FUN WHILE YOU DO YOUR PART TO ELIMINATE BULLYING!

  7. YOU NEED TO BEGIN YOUR VIDEO BY STATING YOUR NAME, YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION, YOUR CITY AND STATE AND YOUR ENTRY NUMBER.  THEN STATE THAT YOU ARE DOING YOUR PART TO END BULLYING AND YOU ARE CHALLENGING EVERY STUDENT TO DO THE SAME.  ASK THEM TO SHARE AND "LIKE" YOUR VIDEO BECAUSE YOU ARE COMPETING FOR A PRIZE AND YOU WANT TO WIN!

  8. SHOW 'EM WHAT YOU'VE GOT AND DO THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR LIFE!  GET EXCITED, MAN!

  9. END YOUR VIDEO BY REMINDING THEM TO "LIKE" IT THEN SHARE IT; AND ASK THEM TO GO TO SUCCEEDWITHINTEGRITY.COM TO SEE HOW THEY CAN TAKE THE CHALLENGE!

  10. UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO YOUTUBE AND NAME IT SWI ANTIBULLYING CHALLENGE (FOLLOWED BY THE NAME OF YOUR SCHOOL AND CITY AND YOUR ENTRY NUMBER)  FOR EXAMPLE SWI ANTIBULLYING CHALLENGE, JOHN DOE HIGH, ANDOVER, MA. ENTRY 1.  THAT WAY KIDS WILL FIND YOU AND VOTE FOR YOU

  11. POST THE LINK TO EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA YOU KNOW AND TELL EVERYONE TO CHECK IT OUT, SHARE THE LINK AND VOTE FOR YOU! TEXT YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND EVEN LONG LOST RELATIVES AND LET THEM KNOW ALL THE EFFORT YOU'RE PUTTING INTO ENDING BULLYING FOREVER AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT YOU!  IF YOU KNOW ANYONE CONNECTED WITH NEWSPAPERS, RADIO, TV, SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS, ASK THEM TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!  YOU ARE PLAYING SUCH A HUGE PART IN ENDING BULLYING AND EVERYONE SHOULD GET ON BOARD!

  12. BE POSITIVE, HAVE FUN AND KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!  REMEMBER, THIS IS ONE COMPETITION NO ONE CAN LOSE.  WHETHER YOU WIN THE PRIZE OR NOT, YOU WILL HAVE DONE SO MUCH TO HELP STOP BULLYING.  WINNING ISN'T MEASURED BY WHETHER YOU TAKE HOME A PRIZE, IT'S BY HOW YOU FEEL WHEN YOU KNOW THAT YOU HAVE CHANGED OTHER KID'S LIVES FOREVER.  YOU HAVE MADE SOMEONE ELSE FEEL STRONG AND GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES. YOU HAVE TURNED THE LIVES AROUND OF COUNTLESS VICTIMS AND BULLIES.  YOU MAY EVEN HAVE STOPPED SOMEONE FROM COMMITTING SUICIDE. IT COULD BE YOUR KID SISTER OR BROTHER, YOUR FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER - OR EVEN YOU, YOURSELF!  THERE JUST IS NO GREATER PRIZE THAN THAT!

     "THE GREAT LITTLE STUDENT'S BOOK OF POWER QUESTIONS" contains the most innovative, positive, and simple technique to not only help the victim, but also save the bully, using four simple sentences.   The answer is in the song.  When you see someone is being bullied, don't grab your phone to record it.  Instead, grab the victim by the arm, look the bully in the eye, and, in your strongest voice, repeat:

That's not cool, Man

You're better than that.

Get some help

That's where it's at.

 

Of course, there's more to it than that; but you get the idea and I don't want to have to issue a "Spoiler Alert" for the book!

 

     To get this amazing technique into the hands and minds of as many kids as quickly as possible, I'm issuing an Anti-Bullying Challenge to schools, groups and organizations everywhere. I would like kids to post their own version of this song to YouTube; and I ask schools or organizations to support the students' efforts by awarding a prize to the student or students who receive the most "likes" within a given period.  Once this method goes viral, there's no limit to the number of students whose lives will be changed or even saved!

     Who can enter? Anyone! Bullying is too big a problem for just a few to tackle - but if we all work together, we can eliminate it in this generation!  You can do this with your school, your organization or club, scout troops, school bands, anti-bullying organizations, cheerleading teams - there really is no limit.  Adults can also show their support and be very creative.  How cool would it be for a group of teachers, plumbers, electricians, beauticians, band groups, nurses/doctors, sports team, celebrities, your office staff or department -anyone - to step up to the plate?  And you don't have to do it  for a prize - you can create your video just to do your part and show kids you really mean what you say.  I'll bet  these could be very interesting!  Did you always dream of becoming an internet sensation?  Why not create a video to see how many hits you can get? Really promote it on every conceivable social media site and see how far you could make your video travel? You could be getting comments and hits from Japan, Australia, New Zealand!  How about setting a goal of reaching the North and South Pole? Become an internet guru while doing something positive to eliminate bullying!  A definite Win-Win!  

 

     

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