No Bullying, Be Kind (A Bully Free Program)
The No Bullying, Be Kind Intervention & Prevention program is committed to promoting:
Acceptance of all individuals
Education through workshops, materials, presentations, trainings
A safe haven for kids & teens
What is Bullying?
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
Bullying can be prevented, especially when the power of a community is brought together. Community-wide strategies can help identify and support children who are bullied, redirect the behavior of children who bully, and change the attitudes of adults and youth who tolerate bullying behaviors in peer groups, schools, and communities.
Children/Teens should also feel and be safe everywhere at school—in the cafeteria, in the library, in the rest rooms, on the bus, on the playground, etc. We can work together to create a climate where bullying is not acceptable.
Effects of Bullying
Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. (Center for Disease Control, 2015)
Students who engage in bullying behavior are at increased risk for academic problems, substance use, and violent behavior later in adolescence and adulthood. (Center for Disease Control, 2015)
Students who are both targets of bullying and engage in bullying behavior are at greater risk for both mental health and behavior problems than students who only bully or are only bullied. (Center for Disease Control, 2015)
Students who experience bullying are twice as likely as non-bullied peers to experience negative health effects such as headaches and stomachaches. (Gini and Pozzoli, 2013)
Community Leaders, Parents, Schools & Businesses-
Partner with us today to STOP BULLYING!
We have an obligation to protect the well-being of our youth in every aspect. We can prevent bullying when schools, Teachers, Administrators, and Community Leaders set consistent limits on bullying behavior, build positive staff-student relationships, support targets of bullying, and help bullies change. Parents support targets of bullying and help bullies change. Parents of bullies can build a balance of structure and emotional support, and hold young people responsible for their actions; and when youth find ways to bring peaceful peer pressure to bear on bullies; tell adults wha t they see; and reach out to targets of bullying.
REGISTER HERE to become a partner with us. You will receive information on upcoming workshops, trainings, sponsorship opportunities, and newsletters.
Children/Teens Ages 5- 21 register to receive information -upcoming events, training, and workshops REGISTER HERE:
Counseling Services are available for children/teens who may be experiencing bullying or may know someone who is being bullied…. Contact us today!!!
Counseling Services are available for PARENTS of children who are experiencing bullying or have been bullied and or PARENTS of children who are bullying others Contact us today!!!!