Posts Tagged ‘bullying prevention’

Harris Interactive Poll: Bullies are top worry for parents and youth

Posted: Sep 12, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Bullying more threatening than illegal drugs, sex and gangs

Long Beach, Calif. (September 7, 2011) – Despite recent efforts by legislators and school districts to ensure students are protected from bullies, an online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of PeaceBuilders found that parents and children worry more about the dangers of bullies than illegal drug use and believe there should be more resources available to students who experience bullying in schools.
“It seems like there is no way to stop bullies,” said Tessa McClintock a seventh grader from Long Beach. “When kids join Facebook parents are mostly worried about online predators but what happens more often than not is that we are bullied by other kids. They tell us at school to ‘tell an adult’ about bullying, but if we do that it can get even worse. Maybe teachers don’t know what to do either.”

Students Call on Lawmakers to Help Prevent Bullying and Save Lives

Posted: Mar 25, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Assembly Resolution declares school bullying a significant statewide problem

Sacramento, Calif. (March 25, 2011) – Elementary school students, their parents, a counselor and principal traveled from San Diego to the State Capitol today hoping to save lives by supporting legislative bullying prevention efforts. The delegation was at the Capitol to challenge the legislature to implement character education programs in schools statewide to put a permanent stop to bullying.  In recognition of the alarming number of bullying incidents and suicides reported recently, Assembly Member Ben Hueso (D-79) presented ACR 22, a resolution that in partnership with AB 630 will establish programs that educate and train school teachers and administrators to identify and deal with bullying.

El Toyon Elementary School implemented PeaceBuilders into the curriculum for students, teachers and parents. PeaceBuilders is an inclusive bullying prevention program that creates peaceful learning environments to proactively eliminate bullying by using a research-validated character education program with specific actions and activities that make bullying very difficult.