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*** BACK TO SCHOOL: STOP BULLYING ***
"Stop bullying and make a difference! If there are no Heroes to save you, then you be the HERO!"
During this month The Dirt Farmer Foundation would like to invite you to join our "STOP BULLYING CAMPAIGN" to raise awareness and learn safety tips to HELP kids prevent bullying and get them ready to go back to school. #BacktoSchool #StopBullying
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. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Learn more about Bullying HERE. Several reports claim that 60% of boys who bullied from first grade through ninth grade were convicted of at least one crime by age 24 and 40% and had three or more convictions by age 24; today’s bullies can be tomorrow’s criminals, those are the bullying facts! Learn more HERE
Cyberbullying happens when kids bully each other through electronic technology. Find out HERE why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.
Bullying can happen anywhere, but depending on the environment, some groups may be at an increased risk. Learn HERE what factors increase the risk of children being bullied or children more likely to bully others and what warning signs can indicate that bullying may be happening. You can also find out how bullying can negatively impact kids. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids PREVENT bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. How you RESPOND can make an impact on bullying over time. Find out what you can do to stop it on the spot and support the kids involved.
When you, your child, or someone close to you is being bullied, there are many steps to take to help resolve the situation. Make sure you understand what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take for preventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved. GET HELP NOW.
Bullying can affect you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. If you are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, please call the LIFELINE at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The following organizations are all devoted to ending bullying. They are working hard to prevent bullying in schools, provide resources for students, educators and parents, and to serve as support for teens in crisis. You can learn more at their websites about the resources each organization provides.
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Bullying knocks down thousands of kids every day, but when one person stands, another will stand with them. You can be that person, you can turn a life around. The end of bullying begins with you.
Click HERE to check out ALL The Dirt Farmer Foundation MONTH CAUSES & CAMPAIGNS since 2012 including our BACK TO SCHOOL Month Causes: Kids In Need Foundation, Donors Choose and First Book. Kids in Need Foundation provides school supplies to children who cannot afford them and Donors Choose helps teachers give the tools and supplies their students need and that the schools cannot pay. First Book provides books for free to schools that need them.
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