The Stop Bullying In Your Community program and curriculum is a collection of videos and PowerPoint presentations. They are provided below and are designed to be used in chronological order. The Activities under Resources can be used, as desired, to reinforce the PowerPoint presentation. The curriculum culminates with the video I See That and It’s NOT Okay where students can upload anti-bullying emojis to their smartphones in order to send them to offenders via text messaging. We hope that this program will be of benefit and will help to eradicate bullying in your community.
- It can happen anywhere, cities, suburbs or rural towns depending on the environment.
- Repetitive actions, power imbalance, and intentional acts are the three main components causing verbal, physical and relational types of harmful behavior among our youth.
- It 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 children who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
- Some people dismiss bullying among children as a normal part of growing up, but bullying is harmful. It can lead to children and teenagers to feel tense and afraid. It may lead them to avoid school, and in severe cases, teens who are bullied may feel they need to take drastic measures, react violently, or even consider suicide. The effects of bullying last a lifetime.
- Parents, school staff, youth advisors and other adults in the community can help GOYAns, teens in the 7th through 12th grades, prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school and church environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.