The Tough Kid Bully Blocker Shorts DVD

Fast-hands animation provides an engaging presentation of six skills for preventing and reducing bullying. Students are compelled to watch and in the process learn the concepts. How will the artist portray the bully, the bystander, and the bully blocker? After watching each short, the stage is set for discussing what makes a bully, how to block a bully, how to resolve conflict, and how to make your school bully free.


2009 / DVD (46 min)
For Grades:
  • Julie Bowen
  • Paula Ashcraft
  • William R. Jenson
  • Ginger Rhode
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Reduce and prevent bullying with The Tough Kid Bully Blockers Shorts. Complement the animation of The Tough Kid Bully Blocker Shorts with indepth lessons from The Tough Kid Bully Blockers Book.


  • Learning About Bullying (7:10)
  • Bully Blocker Tools (10:14)
  • Friendship Builders (6:20)
  • Problem Solvers (8:37)
  • Respecting Differences (6:01)
  • Confidence Boosters (7:38)
  • Julie Bowen

    Julie Bowen, Ph.D., has worked with children and adolescents for more than 28 years as a preschool teacher, elementary teacher, and school psychologist. Dr. Bowen is currently a licensed psychologist and practicing school psychologist in the Jordan School District in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a school psychologist she has worked for several years with educators in Utah to develop and implement programs addressing bullying prevention and intervention at the individual, classroom, and schoolwide level. Her research and professional interests include psychological assessment, academic and behavioral interventions, schoolwide interventions, and bullying prevention. She has coauthored several books, including School-Based Interventions for Students with Behavior Problems and Homework Partners: Study Buddies: Parent Tutoring Tactics.

  • Paula Ashcraft

    Paula Ashcraft is currently a school psychologist in the Jordan School District in Sandy, Utah. A 30-year career educator, Paula has worked as a speech-language pathologist, special educator, cluster leader/coordinator for classrooms designed for students with emotional disturbance/behavior disorders, and districtwide behavior specialist. She has also served as auxiliary faculty at the University of Utah for the Departments of Educational Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Special Education. A major area of focus for Paula is schoolwide discipline and positive behavioral supports. She has presented bullying prevention training for educators throughout Utah and is committed to creating a positive and safe school community environment where all students are valued and experience social and academic success.

  • William R. Jenson

    William R. Jenson, Ph.D., is a professor and past chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University in 1975. He directed the Adolescent Residential Unit in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Children's Behavior Therapy Unit (CBTU) for Salt Lake Mental Health. CBTU is a day hospital program for severely emotionally disturbed and autistic children. Dr. Jenson's interests include behavior management for severe behavior problems, behavioral assessment, school-based interventions, parent training, applied technology, and meta-analytic research.

  • Ginger Rhode

    Ginger Rhode, Ph.D., is the deputy superintendent for academic achievement in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. Previous assignments in other school districts have included director of special education, director of federal and state programs, elementary school principal, junior high school vice principal, and teacher in elementary and secondary classrooms for severe behavior disordered/emotionally disturbed students. Her main areas of interest and expertise include classroom and schoolwide management, social skills training, generalization and maintenance of behavior, legal issues affecting students with disabilities, and providing a rigorous academic environment for all students.