White Pine’s “Defenders” show that bullying behaviour is ‘uncool’ and that social status in school comes from being kind to each other.
- About the ‘Defenders’ / Jodie Marsh: Bullied resources @ Channel 5
Excerpt: We formed a student leadership group that continues to exist today and has since been named the “Defenders”. Comprised of influential students who want to make a difference in their school, this team is tasked with improving and defending the “student culture”. One of their primary roles is to prevent and address bullying behaviors. This highly successful group has been trained to say, “hey, that’s not cool” when they see unkind behaviors, and they are trained to approach students who have been named by their peers as someone who is bullying and ask them to stop.