New Course Launch: Bystander Intervention: What Would You Do? 

Bystander Intervention: What Would You Do? 

The Bystander Intervention course focuses on students developing the awareness, skills, and courage needed to intervene in a situation when another individual needs help. Our program helps students identify a situation where they might not be directly involved but they recognize a potentially harmful situation and step in to positively change the outcome.  The course objective is to teach students to safely respond to situations where they may help others who are in an unhealthy or  hurtful situation.

Bystander intervention allows individuals to send powerful messages about what is acceptable and expected behavior in our community, on campuses whether  in a group or individual situation.

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Bikers and musicians lead high school assembly on bystander intervention

MISSOULA – Rock and country music filled the halls of Loyola Sacred Heart High School Friday afternoon as Bikers Against Bullies and musicians teamed up to help spread the word about bystander intervention.

Jared Weeks from Saving Abel, and Jared Blake, one of Blake Shelton’s Top 4 on the first season of The Voice, performed for the students and discussed what in life they had learned was most important.

“If there was one thing that I hope that the kids take away from the day it would be to realize how much their choices matter, how much their choices influence others around them, but more than that just their life. Everything hinges on the decisions they make,” Blake said.

 

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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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