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National Gallery of Canada Inspires Creative Ways to Stop Bullying

Artists get bullied more than the rest of the population.

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Do you believe the above statement? Some people do. Artists think outside the box. They are unique. They have a creative side that much of society doesn’t understand. Go to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa like we did today and we think you will agree that we must encourage creativity. It is people with creativity who create everything from new inventions to games to entertaining movies &

National Gallery Looking Up

National Gallery Looking Up

 books. Creative people are inspired by that which is artistic. We would be lost in this world without those people who are able to create.
So we must stand up against bullying of creative and artistic people. How to stand up against bullying?
1. Don’t just look the other way, do something.
2. Speak up for the person.
3. Talk to them later with encouraging words.
4. Let people know you don’t agree with bullying.
5. Be a role model who will inspire others.
6. Live your life as a positive example for people to see.

Stand Up Now Productions (Bruce Langford) visited St. Anne Catholic School

St. Anne Catholic School, Kanata

St. Anne Catholic School, Kanata

 in Kanata (Ottawa) today to teach children how to stand up against bullying.
Principal, Mrs. Jane Hill of St. Anne School spoke highly of the Stand Up Against Bullying assemblies and will recommend Stand Up Now to other schools.
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Halton Catholic Character Education Assemblies about Respect (Ontario, Canada)

St. Bernadette Catholic School

“We only have one rule here. The rule is … everybody say it! … RESPECT.”
These words were from principal, Mrs. Ann Koritko as she spoke to the grade 4,5,6 students in the gym of St. Bernadette Catholic School in Oakville earlier today.
The feeling of respect was everywhere; from the front office where head secretary, Diane, made us feel at home, to the tiny chapel where children or teachers are sometimes found in prayer.
We shared many ways of showing respect with the students. Shining through from the children was the evidence of their faith. “Our faith helps us understand why respect is important,” one grade four student told me.
“Just remember the many different ways you can stand up for respect”, I told the children.
When presented in Catholic or Christian schools, our ‘Stand Up For Respect’ and ‘Stand Up Against Bullying’ programs talk about the importance of faith and prayer.

Here is a comment we received following the assemblies:
“Very original, unique presentations with a strong message for all to hear. I loved how you tied our faith into it.”
Christine Ricci, Educational Assistant, St. Bernadette Catholic School, Oakville, Ontario.
Book Stand Up Now Assemblies or arrange a keynote talk with speaker/presenter Bruce Langford by contacting Stand Up Now Productions at or      1-800-901-8831

Waterloo Region District School Board Bullying Prevention

Abraham Erb Public School in Waterloo welcomed Bruce Langford today as a guest speaker and presenter on the subject of respect. Respect is part of Abraham Erb’s Code of Behaviour. Their code of behavior is simple, yet effective. It consists of three concise ideas:



Mrs. Martha Knowlton, the Principal of Abraham Erb School (Waterloo Region District School Board), was thrilled with the ‘Stand Up For Respect’ assemblies by Bruce Langford and Stand Up Now Productions. We were impressed with the respectful behaviour of the students.
We’ve included some photos we want to share with you from Abraham Erb Public School.

Contact us to arrange assemblies for your school: 800-901-8831 or info@standupnow.ca

Bully Free at MCB

A Gym Wall Message at Mount Carmel-Blytheswood School

What is MCB? It is Mount Carmel-Blytheswood Public School in Leamington in the Greater Essex County District School Board.
‘Awesome’ was the word to describe the reception we experienced at Mount Carmel-Blytheswood yesterday. The ‘Stand Up Against Bullying’ theme song was playing through the halls. The children could hardly wait for the assemblies to start. Principal, Mr. Kris Marentette was pleased with the student assemblies and parent night and said he would pass that on to others in GECDSB.
The students and staff shared positive comments about the student assemblies and the parent night presentation which included songs, a student skit, information, prizes and interaction with the children. Click on the video to hear a story that Bruce Langford shared with parents and children at the ‘Stand Up – Keep Your Kids’ parent night.
Arrange to have ‘Stand Up Now’ Assemblies at your school with Presenter, Bruce Langford. Visit us at: www.standupnow.ca

Eight Top Tips to Show Respect

Respect at Vineland School

Stand Up For Respect at Vineland Public School

Today we spent an awesome day at Vineland Public School meeting children and teachers as we presented three ‘Stand Up For Respect’ assemblies. It was a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and energy from the students as we talked about the many aspects of respect. Here are some of our top tips to show respect:

  1. Be honest
  2. Be polite
  3. Take turns
  4. Be a good listener
  5. Be humble
  6. Be helpful
  7. Be considerate
  8. Encourage others
Vineland Public School Stand Up For Respect

Stand Up For Respect at Vineland Public School

As visitors to Vineland Public School, we can tell that respect plays an important role in the lives of the students. Vineland Public School Vikings Character in Action virtues for the year are: Respect / Responsibility / Integrity / Caring / Optimism / Perseverance / Courage / Cooperation.

Book assemblies for your school with the Stand Up Against Bullying Guy, Bruce Langford 1-800-901-8831 or info@standupnow.ca

Stand Up Now Back to School Bullying Prevention

Ottawa Bullying Prevention

Ottawa Stand Up Against Bullying Tour

Welcome back to school everyone! May the 2010-2011 school year be as bully free as possible! We wish you all well as you start back for a new year of learning and dealing with social situations. Stand Up Now is booked solid with bullying prevention programs across the region.
Our Stand Up Now Ottawa tour is planned for October 2010. We will visit schools in Ottawa including St. James Catholic School in Kanata, Guardian Angels Catholic School in Stittsville and St. Anne Catholic School in Kanata. Windsor School visits will include General Brock and Dougall Avenue Public School. Toronto, London, Burlington and Waterloo are only a few of our bullying prevention destinations.
The Stand Up Against Bullying Guy is ready to head off to your school with songs, videos and multimedia to wow the crowds.
Contact us to book assemblies for your school. 1-800-901-8831
Email us at  info@standupnow.ca

7 Respect Tips for Students and Teachers

Respectful umbrellas

Umbrellas can shield the sun or the rain ... we can learn to shield ourselves and others from bullying.

As many students (and school staff members too) head off in different directions for the summer months, remember to still practice the tips about respect that we’ve been talking about all year. You’ll get along better with friends, with family and with colleagues at work or during fun times.

1. Be polite.
2. Put others 1st
3. Include others
4. Share when you can
5. Use respectful language
6. Be more kind than you have to
7. If you respect others, they will often respect you!

Have a great summer!

Evaluations of Bruce Langford’s Bullying Prevention Programs

Bruce Langford, Singer

Bruce Langford, Bullying Prevention Advocate

Here are some of the most recent comments from Bruce Langford’s Character Education and Anti-Bullying shows.

“Excellent presentations with very relevant information on many different aspects of the internet!”
Carol Hagerman (VP) William G. Davis Senior PS, Cambridge

“I would absolutely endorse Bruce Langford’s assemblies. Your way of presenting really worked for our grade 7/8 students!”
Kim Stenhouse (Teacher) William G. Davis Senior PS, Cambridge

“Bruce Langford’s presentations have the wow factor. You really captured our students at Derrydown!”
Al Copeti (Teacher) Derrydown School, Toronto

“I really liked the way you tied the show into our Character Education focus here at Copeland. I also liked that you brought music into it!”
Lynn Dirks (Principal) Copeland PS, Brampton

“I would recommend the Stand Up Now performance to any other interested schools. Bruce Langford was fantastic and he delivered dynamic, energetic content which stimulated the interest of our students – even our intermediates!”
Ghada Sadaka (Vice Principal) Brownridge Public School, Thornhill

“Bruce Langford’s Cyberbullying assemblies were fun, interactive and informative. I would recommend this for other schools!”
Rita Santo (Principal) Santa Maria Catholic School, Toronto

“The Stand Up Against Bullying assemblies were really, really good! The role-plays really engaged the audience!”
Frank Thomson, (Occasional Teacher) York Region DSB (Kleinburg & Mt. Albert)

“Our students were completely engaged with the ‘Stand Up Now’ assemblies! Your words resonated with the students, staff and parents. Thank you.”
Rob Samson (Principal) Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School, Tottenham

“The assemblies were fantastic. A very engaging way to deliver the message!”
Chris Konrad (VP) Hugh Beaton PS, Windsor

“What a special morning you provided for us! It will be followed up in our classrooms for months to come. This is such a crucial topic for Christian young people to ponder and experience. May the Lord bless your ministry!”
Karen Gerritsma (Principal) Beacon Christian School, St. Catherines

“Bruce Langford’s ‘Respect’ program was well received by the students. His poignant message is one for all ages.”
Jennifer Scudamore (Teacher) Valley Way PS, Niagara Falls

“Our school had the opportunity to participate in Bruce Langford’s presentation about what we can do about bullying and how much it hurts people when they are bullied. The messages really got through to my children!”
Cathy Stewart (Gr 4 Teacher) Brigadoon PS, Kitchener

Book Bruce Langford as a keynote speaker for teachers, parents or children. Phone Stand Up Now at 1-800-901-8831 or email bruce@standupnow.ca

Tips about Put-downs in Respect Character Ed Assemblies

Awesome Mural at Derrydown School in Toronto

Awesome Mural at Derrydown School

Remember to not be involved in put-downs. To do this, try not to use mean language, swearing or name-calling.  Don’t even get involved in put-downs that are started by other people. Do try to include other people in activities and conversations and be friendly and respectful. I believe that if you make up your mind to avoid put-downs, you will earn respect.

We included these tips about put-downs in ‘Stand Up For Respect’ assemblies at Derrydown Public School in the Toronto District School Board. Students and staff were very upbeat about the assemblies and we received these comments afterwards:
Bruce Langford’s presentations have the wow factor. You really captured our students at Derrydown!
Al Copeti (Teacher)

The kids just loved Bruce Langford’s ‘Stand Up For Respect’ presentations and so did the teachers. Really engaging. I hope you come back soon.
Dorothy Pienkow (Teacher), Derrydown School, Toronto
Alla Ostrovsky, (Teaching Assistant) Derrydown School 

We would be pleased to present character education assemblies at your school. Contact Bruce Langford at Stand Up Now Productions at 1-800-901-8831 or www.standupnow.ca

Character Education Programs in Ontario (Brampton) by Stand Up Now Productions

The PAWS Wall at Copeland Public School

Copeland School PAWS Wall

Character Education Assemblies about Respect were presented by DJ Benny DL of ATFM Radio. Bruce Langford was the DJ and the set for ATFM Radio was in the gym as the students cheered him on.

The Character Education Formula at Copeland Public School is tied in with their Coyote mascot. The message is “Follow The “P.A.W.S.” – Print to Success.” Here is what the PAWS acronym stands for:

P:  Positive Attitude
A: Act Responsibly and Respectfully
W: W.I.T.S. (See Below)
S: Self Belief

W: Walk Away
I: Ignore
T: Talk
S: Seek Help

After the Stand Up For Respect Assemblies, Principal Lynn Dirks said “I really liked the way you tied the show into our Character Education focus here at Copeland. I liked the way you brought music into it.”
One of the grade 5 students said “It really taught us to show respect, not bully. And you had really cool songs!”
Find more information about booking assemblies for your school at www.standupagainstbullying.com