I wanted to cheer when I read the article, “Cool Kids Can Curb Bullying”. Did you know that schools who have trained kids to effectively stand up for themselves, as well as stand up for their peers have a 30% decrease in bullying incidents? This last year I have been training students at Spring Branch Middle School in Houston, Texas. It is called the “Upstander” training. I have seen and heard about the impact these trained kids have made in a short period of time. A group of researchers from Princeton University, Rutgers University and Yale University have shown that when students are the ones to take a stand against bullying – as opposed to adults in the school – it’s significantly more impactful! If you are a parent, educator, or youth minister and are interested in a research-based, dynamic and interactive “Upstander” training for your kids, please send a message here.