Song by Teen Group Jetset Getset Chosen for Anti-Bullying Program
"Stronger," a song by teenage country music group Jetset Getset, has been selected by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to be used as part of an educational program in schools nationwide.
A music video for the song is featured on the organization's website along with personal video messages from members of Jetset Getset discussing why bullying is an important issue to them. See http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/toolkits/student/jetset-getset.asp. The video can also be seen on YouTube at http://youtu.be/CDtfpIBbpZ4.
One of 10 songs on Jetset Getset's album "Saturday Night" (Playback Records), "Stronger" offers an inspirational message about self-respect: "Sometimes the world comes crashing down around you / You want to hang your head and cry / Sometimes you feel you're not much to look at / But there is more to you than meets the eye."
"Many kids are bullied because they are perceived as being different," said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. "'Stronger' is powerful because it speaks about the value in being who you really are."
Jetset Getset, which is comprised of three singers and five musicians, is known for their harmonies and energetic stage shows. The group was named by the Country Music Association among "Who New to Watch in 2013." Music News Nashville wrote that Jetset Getset has the potential to be "country music's next powerhouse female trio." Music Connection Magazine described their style as "girlpower pop" with "sprightly country twang."
"We are honored to be partnering with PACER because of the organization's emphasis on education," said Kelli Jette, manager of Jetset Getset. "You have to change attitudes about bullying before you can effectively change behavior."
Jette, who founded Jetset Getset in 2011, teaches educational psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on bullying and recently co-authored an article on the subject for Peace Studies Journal (Volume 6, Issue 3, 2013), a publication of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium.