GET INVOLVED

     The powerful and innovative method to stop the bullying problem in it's tracks is at your fingertips!  Won't you please help us spread the word?  Please link this site to your page and encourage students everywhere to take the anti-bullying rap song challenge.  The music is available on this site and our hope is to have it go viral ASAP before one more student is harmed. 

   Invite us or local students to be on your program to demonstrate how simple it could be to not only stop the bully from hurting kids, but also to turn his or her own life around.  Write articles showing how it can work in your school district, too; and encourage educators and youth leaders to get on board!  The quicker you help spread the word, the more students will be saved!

   With your help, we can beat this now!

CELEBRITIES AND CORPORATIONS

     Tomorrow needs more leaders like you!  You contribute so much to improving the quality of life we all enjoy - either through job opportunities, fostering creative ideas and technologies that will shape the future, creating homes to house our families, keeping us safe, warm, fed, and moving forward. 

    You make our days brighter with your song, and entertain us with your talents. You can move us, challenge us, excite us, captivate us, or just make us laugh until our bellies hurt. You make today special and wonderful.

    Help us give our children the opportunity to be tomorrow's leaders.  Help us give them the confidence to follow in your footsteps to make a better future.  Help us ensure that each and every amazing student is still around to enjoy many tomorrows!

     If you are approached to donate towards a student's challenge; or, better yet - before you are even approached - please donate and support the cause. Whether purchasing books to be donated or supporting students by offering prizes for student's winning the challenge, anything you can do would help!




PARENTS, STUDENTS & EDUCATORS, POLITICIANS

     As the song says, "We're all in this together"!  Whether you are the Bully, the Victim, a Fellow Student, a Friend or Sibling, a Teacher or Counselor, a School Administrator, a School Commissioner, an Elected Official, a Parent, or a Member of the Community- we are ALL  affected by the bully problem in one way or another. 

     All you have to do is read the statistics below and you will see the enormous cost - whether physical, social psychological, emotional, mental, or financial - and it's a cost we can just no longer afford!  Every child is precious and every child deserves to feel happy, safe, loved and protected - yes...EVERY CHILD.       

     The Bully is someone's child as well and needs help, too.  And the victim MUST be protected!      It's time to stop focusing just on "what" the bully is doing and figure out "why" he's doing it. Please help to get The Great Little Book of Power Questions into the hands of every student today! We have the solution and now we need to get it to our kids!

The bully problem is enormous and touches nearly every student (perhaps even your child or grandchild) at one time or another, as the following statistics taken from StompOutBullying.org prove.

  •  1 out of 4 teens are Bullied.

  •  9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school and online.

  • 8% students stay home on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied. 

  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying." 

  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. 

  • A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools. 

  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month. 

  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school. 

  • 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will end up in a physical fight. 

  • 1/3 of students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone.

  • 2 out of 3 say they know how to make a bomb, or know where to get the information to do it. 

  • Playground statistics: Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. How often does intervention occur?Adult intervention - 4%.  Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%.
       

                                                    Cyber Bullying Statistics
 

  •  Depending on the age group, up to 43% of students have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 have had it happen more than once.

  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once. 

  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages. 

  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once. 

  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once. 

  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.    
     

     I’m sure you’ll agree these numbers are staggering, and in addition to the emotional, psychological and physical cost to the students involved, there is an actual dollar value attached when bullying leads to truancy, as it does each and every day.  AllGov, CA states:  “The state Attorney General’s office says a year’s truancy costs school districts $1.4 billion in lost compensation for low attendance rates, but that is only a fraction of the $46.4 billion bill from incarceration expenses and lost economic productivity related to student dropouts.”

Bullying Statistics

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