Back in October, No Bully began a student pilot program at Goff Junior High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to help students and faculty eradicate bullying through our 90% effective solution based coaching curriculum. Woven into this curriculum we added another dimension where older students became mentors to incoming middle schoolers. With the help of the school’s Principal, Assistant Principal, and an impassioned retired Math teacher (volunteering his time to spearhead this effort), we were able to get our first ever Student Buddy pilot program off the ground and running!
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? We end our holiday heroes blog with one of the most famous bullying victims of all time…poor Rudolph!
We continue our holiday hero series with one of the most recognizable bullies in history, the Grinch. Dr. Seuss’ famous tale begins with setting the stage of Who-ville, the merriment of Christmas, and the Grinch’s disdain for it all.
In the spirit of celebrating the holiday season, No Bully would like to present a series of holiday heroes that have fought bullying in some form or another. We begin this series by wishing everyone a Happy Hanukkah and introducing the timeless character, Hershel of Ostropol, who fought the Hanukkah goblins and saved the day! We showcase his courage and give best tips on how to be an upstander this holiday season.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today, AT&T launched its ScreenReady℠ pilot program after a new study – commissioned by No Bully, AT&T and the Tyler Clementi Foundation – found that children and teens are spending more time than ever online and on their mobile devices - and engaging in risky behaviors without their parents’ knowledge.
Almost 80% of teens regularly use a cell phone. In fact, it’s rare to see a teen that is not attached to one! With access to cell phones and thus to web-based social media, cyberbullying has become of increased concern to schools and parents. Cyberbullying, just like all bullying, involves posting or texting mean or hurtful words to another, spreading lies or rumors and sharing pictures to harm or embarrass. The comparison with other forms of bullying ends there. Cyberbullying has the potential to be much more painful as the posts and texts can be made anonymously and shared limitlessly.
Thank you all for playing a part in Bullying Prevention Month. It’s wonderful that our cause is recognized on such a broad scale that we are given a month long platform to raise awareness. As the leading anti-bullying, and now, anti-cyberbullying organization, we are proud to share some of our latest work with you in this month’s newsletter. More importantly, we hope that our monthly updates help sustain your anti-bullying efforts year round. Together, let’s make childhood bully-free!
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