Edward Town Middle School, Sanborn, New York

This group of heroes told an unforgettable story about their school’s commitment to becoming bully-free. What started as a one-day event has grown into an international movement, with people signing their online pledge from countries around the world. Watch the videos they created and take a moment to sign the online pledge.

Sign the online pledge.

Listen to the Heroes of Edward Town Middle School proudly talk about their creation during our interview.

Edward Town Middle School Heroes tell their story:

On November 18th, 2011, our school held an anti-bullying day; students signed a paper pledge and wore blue to show support for victims of bullying. In addition, several of my students helped to create a pair of anti-bullying videos with a simple but powerful message – If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. After showing it during homeroom, the video was posted on Youtube.

That’s when something interesting started happening.

The videos began receiving hundreds of hits daily from around the world. Links to the video began spreading across Facebook and Twitter. The local news outlets even caught wind and did feature stories on our students’ anti-bullying message.

This has certainly been a whirlwind, but a positive one. I have been a teacher in my school for 10 years and I have never witnessed something spread among the students in such an organic and purposeful way. Because of this, we decided to take the project to the next level and create an accompanying digital pledge to go along with the video. This site, http://wearethesolution.net, receives hundreds of views daily, and the pledge tally after only the first month exceeded 600 student, teacher, and parent signatures. These numbers quantify the power of a strong student community investing themselves in a cause that is meaningful and important to them.

Find out more about Edward Town Middle School. Connect with the Heroes Team at Edward Town Middle School by leaving a comment below or by visiting WeAreTheSolution.net.

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2 thoughts on “Edward Town Middle School, Sanborn, New York

  1. These were very good videos and i think that we should all pledge to stop bullying because we want to enjoy school not hate it and want to hide from those who are mean and have nothing better to do than bully us and make us feel worthless and unhappy. It is very eye opening and i pledge to stop bullying and make sure that people that are being bullied have someone to talk to when someone is being bullied and tell a teacher or adult if i think someone is being bullied. Thank you fore these videos and i think they have made a difference.

  2. Pingback: A Jamesville-DeWitt student’s essay on bullying sends him to Washington DC | Report Bullying with Sprigeo

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