Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Stop Bullying NOW!

Bullying is still a big issue in school. Especially if your child has any kind of special needs. Both of my munchkins are always being targeted, not only because they have special needs, but because they have two dads.

Stop Bullying Now
Learn What You Can Do!

As a culture, we are focusing new attention on childhood bullying and harassment. As we watch children being crushed by bullying, we often feel powerless. No more!
There are ways to stop bullying, based on decades of research.
There is little need to describe why people want to stop childhood bullying. Childhood bullies are more likely to become young adult criminals than are non-bullies. Bullied children may grow up with diminished self-confidence.

We sometimes see bullying as an inevitable part of childhood. Yet, according to world-wide research, 50% reductions in rates of bullying are possible. The Stop Bullying Now intervention is based on The work of many researchers in bullying prevention including England's Smith and Sharp, The USA's Dorothea Ross and Dorothy Espelage, Canada's Wendy Craig and Debra Pepler, Australia's Ken Rigby, Norway's Dan Olweus, and on social worker Stan Davis's thirty-five years of experience with children, families, and schools.

The links on this site will lead you through an exploration of interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools.

This site supports HRSA's national campaign:"Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now."
Click here to visit the HRSA campaign.

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college she attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"In gentleness and compassion, we tell what we know to be true."
From a prayer preceding staff bullying prevention training at Holy Angels School in Delaware, August 2005.

"When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human
misery rather than avenge it?"
Eleanor Roosevelt


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