National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.[1] The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Traditionally held the first week in October, the event was expanded in 2010 to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month. National Bullying Prevention Month is recognized in communities across the United States, with hundreds of schools and organizations signing on as partners. Facebook,[2] CNN[3] and Yahoo! Kids[4] have supported the month through media outreach and dissemination.

 

 

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Sexual Assault on Campus Strategies for first year students and parents.

We owe it to our sons and daughters to have honest conversations about sexual violence and dating violence. Research repeatedly demonstrates that first-year women students, especially, are at the highest risk of sexual assault. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that much of this occurs within the first few weeks and months of school starting, so some young women are entering their first weeks of classes, already disoriented from a violation, so soon after campus orientation.

Research shows that the majority of sexual assault on campus is perpetrated by a small group of predatory males who are doing this over and over to multiple women.

by: Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D.

Learn more:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/social-lights/201709/sexual-assault-campus

10 Tips to Help Stop Bullying

While generations before us may have shrugged off bullying as a part of life, we know that its effects are serious. No one at any age should be the target of repeated unwanted aggression, but school-aged children are most vulnerable. Bullies are powerful, or so they seem to the victims. Bullies use their physical strength or privy knowledge or even their social status to bring harm to others. Chronic behaviors such as threatening others, physically or verbally attacking others, spreading rumors, and excluding individuals from a group are commonly displayed by bullies. Such abuse has long-term effects on young victims. These effects include having low self-esteem, living in isolation, dropping out of school, experiencing health problems, and even committing suicide. Those who bully others face long-term effects, as well. Bullies can be more likely to abuse substances.

 

Read more:  https://www.raymondgeddes.com/10-tips-to-help-stop-bullying

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How can parents help their kids from being bullied?

Parents can play a central role to preventing bullying and stopping it when it happens. Here are a few things you can do.

  • Teach kids to solve problems without using violence and praise them when they do.
  • Give children positive feedback when they behave well to help their build self-esteem. Help give them the self-confidence to stand up for what they believe in.
  • Ask your children about their day and listen to them talk about school, social events, their classmates, and any problems they have.
  • Take bullying seriously. Many kids are embarrassed to say they have been bullied. You may only have one chance to step in and help.
  • If you see any bullying, stop it right away, even if your child is the one doing the bullying.
  • Encourage your child to help others who need it.
  • Don’t bully your children or bully others in front of them. Many times kids who are bullied at home react by bullying other kids. If your children see you hit, ridicule, or gossip about someone else, they are also more likely to do so themselves.
  • Support bully prevention programs in your child’s school. If your school doesn’t have one, consider starting one with other parents, teachers, and concerned adults.

Read more at http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying/what-parents-can-do

 

Louisiana teachers arrested in bullying case

Cops: Teacher told girl to kill herself, forced other kids to bully her

 

Forced fights

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said he learned of the accusations back in February after the girl’s mother filed a complaint. The mother returned to the sheriff’s office in April to say the abuse was continuing.
Deputies said Shelvin, a teacher at Washington Elementary, threatened to fail three of her students if they didn’t fight the girl. She also allegedly told the bullied girl to “go and kill herself.”
In a police report obtained by CNN, a student involved in the incident told deputies that Shelvin forced her to start a fight that resulted in several students sent to the principal’s office.

Do you know how the hazing laws differ from state to state?

Today many know that hazing laws exist.  What most don’t know is that specific state laws exist in 44 of the states but differ from state to state.  Some states have pages of laws outlining definitions, details and penalties while others have brief laws.  Does this mean that the states with less outlined in the laws cover less?  What does this mean for your national organizations hazing policies?  To learn more email us at:  info@no2hazing or click here to fill out form

Iota Phi Theta Launches No2Hazing™ Program

Iota Phi Theta rolls out the No2Hazing™ program nationwide.

Course empowers brothers on the important aspects of hazing education:

Identification
Prevention
Reporting

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“Thank you for the opportunity to complete the No2hazing online training. The content of the course was great. I liked that information specific to my location (DC) was provided and I learned about the laws applicable to me and my chapter. “

Camilo Martinez
Iota Phi Theta Chapter Leader


I would then definitely like to say that taking this course definitely refined and improved my skills in identifying and eliminating hazing. I had absolutely no idea that hazing was so detrimental to our fraternity.  Now I and my chapter brothers, as well as accompanying chapters, can help to ensure intake is conducted safely, in a way that builds candidates/pledges’ character while simultaneously reforming them into the men Iota continues to look for.

Anthony Freeman
Iota Phi Theta Chapter Leader Virginia

First Lady Says She’ll Fight Cyber-Bullying

In a rare campaign speech, Melania Trump said that one of her key issues as First Lady would be to combat cyber-bullying.

“Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially to children and teenagers,” Trump said Thursday afternoon in Pennsylvania. “It is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked … It is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet.”  See full article at:  http://time.com

Boy ‘driven to suicide by bullies’

A distraught mother has claimed that her 11-year-old son was driven to suicide by bullies at his school.

Thomas Thompson took an overdose of painkillers after other pupils picked on him because he was clever and well-spoken, she said.

Sandra Thompson found her son in his bedroom when she returned home from work in the evening.

Her partner, Geoff Clarke, tried to resuscitate the youngster while paramedics were called, but he had suffered a fatal heart attack.

Thomas is believed to be the youngest child to take his own life because of alleged bullying.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-187330/Boy-driven-suicide-bullies.html#ixzz4QIMmWdJg
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