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Bullying And The Power Of "Up-standers"

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At the 5th Annual Institute of Sports Law and Ethics Symposium at Santa Clara University, Positive Coaching Alliance Founder Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) moderates a discussion on ""Bullying and a Culture of Performance."" Panelists are PCA National Advisory Board Member and World Cup Champion Brandi Chastain(@brandichastain); Dr. Gary Namie, who founded the Workplace Bullying Institute and served as an expert witness for the Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito case; and Dr. William Pollack (@boysandmendoc), PCA National Advisory Board Member and author of Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood.

This clip from the panel is a passionate argument from Dr. Pollack about why bullying must be stopped, and how "up-standers" (those who refuse to be just bystanders) can play a powerful role. Pollack says there are two ways to stop bullying: 1) the people in charge of the culture must make it clear that the behavior is unacceptable, and 2) those who are bystanders must become up-standers to make a change. He emphasizes that bystanders must not put themselves in danger, but can find ways to step forward and support the person being bullied. This will more than likely be the changing force in stopping the bully.

To see the full panel, click here.