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Let’s Get Real – Find Respect for all Anti-Violence Project








STOP BULLYING ON THE SPOT!

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. 

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.


What is the urgency?
Over the last year, schools throughout the US have experienced a frightening increase in bullying and acts of hate. Each year, schools across the US participate in bullying prevention activities during the month of October.

This year, when hate is on the rise, our greatest challenge is to stop bullying and hate and move toward welcoming, identity safe, and inclusive places. The largest portion of hate incidents in the post-election period occurred in K-12 schools and college campuses according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center. I


The YES - Let’s Get Real – Find Respect for all Anti-Violence Project:

The Let’s Get Real – Find Respect for all Anti-Violence Project seeks to create safe, hate-free schools and communities by giving youth the tools they need to openly discuss Anti-Bullying  in all its forms.

Through a series of Interactive skits, complementary curriculum guides and professional development workshops, Let’s Get Real – Find Respect for all Anti-Violence Project help school districts, after-school programs, community organizations and religious groups open up important dialogue about differences of all kinds, Bullying and the consequences of bullying (Suicide). Our programs are designed to help audiences make connections between issues of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation and more.


Youth Empowerment Summit-YES creates a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Youth:
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t is important to build a safe environment for all youth, whether or not they are LGBTQ.
All youth can thrive when they feel supported. Parents, schools, and communities can all play a role in helping LGBTQ youth feel physically and emotionally safe:




Kids Involved in Bullying
The roles kids play in bullying are not limited to those who bully others and those who are bullied. Some researchers talk about the "circle of bullying" to define both those directly involved in bullying and those who actively or passively assist the behavior or defend against it. Direct roles include:

Kids who Bully: These children engage in bullying behavior towards their peers. There are many risk factors that may contribute to the child's involvement in the behavior. Often, these students require support to change their behavior and address any other challenges that may be influencing their behavior.


Kids who are Bullied: These children are the targets of bullying behavior. Some factors put children at more risk of being bullied, but not all children with these characteristics will be bullied. Sometimes, these children may need help learning how to respond to bullying.


Bullying and SuicideThere is a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the US and other countries. Parents, teachers, and students learn the dangers of bullying and help students who may be at risk of committing suicide. The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.   Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University


A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above..........

According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying! 


Source: http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-and-suicide.html