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Bullying is a problem many children will face as they grow up. Watch the Good Birds Club with your child to begin a conversation about bullying. Additionally, watch the Happy to Be Me Anti-Bullying Discussion videos for more about recognizing and preventing bullying.
Watch and Discuss
Sesame Street has always been a destination for parents and children to laugh, learn, and grow. Over the past 42 years, the show has focused on the whole child by addressing educational, social, emotional, health and societal issues. Many difficult topics have been addressed through the seasons, and Sesame Street has always been there to provide concrete information to parents, teachers, and caregivers by extending the lessons learned from our curriculum.
Statistics have shown that many children will encounter bullying as they grow up - either as perpetrator, victim, or observer. In the longstanding tradition of Sesame Street to address sensitive topics, we consulted with researchers and early childhood experts to develop an age-appropriate story to address the topic of bullying. In "The Good Birds Club," Big Bird is bullied by another bird in the neighborhood. The show empowers children by providing strategies for dealing with bullying, and encourages them to seek the help of a trusted adult.
Since bullying is a complex issue, we assembled a panel of experts to provide additional information for parents, teachers, and caregivers. The goal of the following discussion is to give you a clear understanding of exactly what bullying is, how you can identify the signs of bullying, and what your role as an adult is to prevent or stop bullying.
Watch the Good Birds Club together with your child and then use the questions below to start a discussion.
Practice and Play
For more information on bully prevention, visit Stop Bullying Now.