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Stand Up ND: Best Of StandUp ND

1524872_293390990834483_7949472946811048709_nBest of StandUpND — Meg Luther Lindholm discusses what went into the pieces for our series on bullying, and plays the best ones. Listen to this to understand how bullying works, why it is more than just normal teasing and conflict, and what school districts and others around North Dakota are doing to reduce its effects. Stories go from pre-school to college.

 

 

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Stand Up ND: Defining Bullying

In 2011 the North Dakota legislature passed a law requiring every school district in the state to come up with a plan to reduce bullying.

Stand Up ND is a multimedia project that is exploring what schools and communities are doing to reach that goal. The project consists of radio stories, a website and social media. This series of radio stories starts with a simple question for which there is not a simple answer: What exactly is bullying?

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Stand Up ND: Bully Stompers News Story

Buly Stompers

Many support groups promote healing by allowing members to share painful experiences. But a group called the Bully Stompers at Moorhead High School has taken this idea one step further. The five students in the group are talking publicly about their experiences as victims of bullying to groups of younger students.  Meg Luther Lindholm has this story.

 

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Stand Up ND: Bully Stompers Documentary

Buly Stompers

Many support groups promote healing by allowing members to share painful experiences. But a group called the Bully Stompers at Moorhead High School has taken this idea one step further. The five students in the group are talking publicly about their experiences as victims of bullying to groups of younger students.  Meg Luther Lindholm has this story.

 

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Stand Up ND: Cyber-bullying

 

Teens increasingly rely on social media sites like Facebook to stay in contact. But cyberbullying is a growing problem. And some educators say it’s their biggest headache. Meg Luther Lindholm has this story.

 

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Stand Up ND: Social Exclusion

Bullying usually takes the form of a fight, either in person or online. But there’s another kind of harm that happens when kids are ignored – not just sometimes, but all the time. This extreme social isolation can cut as deeply as any other type of bullying.

As part of the “Stand Up ND” project, Meg Luther Lindholm has this report.

 

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Stand Up ND: Changing School Culture

Bullying is a problem that often isn’t addressed until after it happens. But North Dakota’s anti-bullying law says this isn’t enough. The goal now is also to prevent bullying. That means encouraging respect – or creating a positive school culture.

In our latest installment of the Stand Up ND project, Meg Luther Lindholm looks at how this is happening.

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Stand Up ND: Grafton Girls

High school can be scary – especially for 9th graders transferring to a different school. No one wants to be a target of bullying or any other type of mean behavior. Who better to help freshmen adjust to their new world than those old fogies about to graduate – the seniors. MLL has this story from Grafton high school.

 

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Stand Up ND: Coaching Boys Into Men 

Some high school coaches in Grand Forks are teaching more than sports. They’re also teaching their athletes about healthy relationships. Weekly discussions after practice focus on topics like dating, bullying, and how to stand up to abuse. Meg Luther Lindholm has the latest story in our series “Stand Up ND.”

 

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Stand Up ND: Anti-Bullying Remarkable Efforts

Bullying is a complex problem with many different causes. It’s defined as aggression that is habitual and that involves a power imbalance. Today the Stand Up ND project begins a series of stories looking at what people across North Dakota are doing to reduce bullying. In this first story Meg Luther Lindholm visits with the mayor of Grand Forks, who is spearheading an effort to tackle bullying and other forms of violence.

 

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Stand Up ND: Counselor Laura Sokolofsky Talks About Anger Management

This story from the Stand Up ND project is about kids and anger. In the past, kids who acted out in class often were removed and punished. But now many educators are helping kids learn how to manage their anger so they don’t end up in the principal’s office. Meg Luther Lindholm with the Stand Up ND project has this story.

 

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Stand Up ND: Anger Management for Kids

Anger is an emotion that can lead to aggression and bullying if it isn’t addressed. In the past, kids who acted out in class often were removed and punished. Now many educators are teaching kids how to manage their anger so they don’t end up in the principal’s office. Meg Luther Lindholm with the Stand Up ND project has this report.

 

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Stand Up ND: Rachel’s Challenge

In 1999 Rachel Scott was the first student to be killed in the massacre at Columbine High School. Her death prompted the creation of a national school-based program called Rachel’s Challenge. The program connects students with each other so that no student feels socially excluded. Meg Luther Lindholm has this report.

 

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Stand Up ND: Speaking From the Heart to Prevent Bullying

Kindness, respect and empathy. Kids hear these words and know they’re the keys to getting along well with others. But they don’t always know how to put those words into practice. Houston Kraft is a motivational speaker who tells personal stories to get teens to think about how they treat others. Meg Luther lindholm met him in Bismarck and has this report for the Stand Up ND project.

 

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Stand Up ND: Stand Up ND: Relational bullying

Bullying is often defined in terms of verbal or physical abuse. There’s another kind of bullying, called relational bullying, which seems less severe. But the consequences can be just as painful. Meg Luther Lindholm has this story.

 

 

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Stand Up ND: The Fight Against Sex Trafficking in North Dakota


The combination of oil, money and men has opened North Dakota up to sex trafficking. Prosecutors have been working hard to put sex traffickers behind bars. But that effort has been hampered by the unwillingness of many young sex workers to testify. Now a group of organizations has joined forces to try to change that.

 

 

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