How to Fight Bullying with Anti-bullying Songs and Videos
By Shirley Tang
Finding the solutions to bullying start with finding the causes of bullying. So what causes someone to bully? It is likely one or more of the following: prejudice, discrimination, low self-esteem, lack of positive guidance, mental disability, and/or the absence of growing up in a loving environment.
Not surprisingly, some of these factors apply to both the bullies and the bullied victims. Thus, the solutions to bullying should be focused on empowering the bullied, as well as educating both the bullies and the bullied.
Children need to learn about self-love (not selfishness), empowerment, compassion, kindness, as well as tolerance and respect for each human being. One of the best ways to teach children these valuable lessons is through telling real-life stories in anti-bullying songs and videos.
Bullying Solution: Anti-bullying Songs
Love Yourself, by Khari Toure
The story of how this song was created:
One day, Khari Toure, a poet and a music producer, was heartbroken when his daughter complained to him about being bullied at school. He wrote this song to remind her that “beauty comes in every size, color, and shape.” And he urged “every boy and girl” to “love yourself” in this song and the following chorus:
And those mean words
Can’t hurt me
And I love myself
I'm focused on my health”
Being Kind, by Nimo Patel
Author: Shirley Tang