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1 I’m Bully Free Imbullyfree.org

2 Imbullyfree.org Information for this presentation was developed by using the guidance from the Stopbullying.bov web site FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying

3 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying What is Bullying Aggressive behavior may be bullying depending on what happened, how often it happens and who it happens to. Find out what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn more about other topics related to bullying.

4 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying Bullying Definition Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.serious, lasting problems

5 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people. Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

6 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying Types of Bullying There are three types of bullying: Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes: Teasing Name-calling Inappropriate sexual comments Taunting Threatening to cause harm Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes: Leaving someone out on purpose Telling other children not to be friends with someone Spreading rumors about someone Embarrassing someone in public

7 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying Types of Bullying (Cont) Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes: Hitting/kicking/pinching Spitting Tripping/pushing Taking or breaking someone’s things Making mean or rude hand gestures

8 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in school bullying Frequency of Bullying There are two sources of federally collected data on youth bullying: The 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System The 2008–2009 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that, nationwide, 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.School Crime Supplement

9 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free  Who Are We?  A Veteran-Managed Non-Profit with a Board of Directors  Board Members:  Board Director and Managing Partner: William Collier, MAS  Medical Director: Scott Savage, D.O., FACEP, FACHE, FSCP, FAPWCA  Director of Psychiatry: Ron Moomaw, D.O.  Director of Psychology: Camille Shea, Ph.D.  Director of Business Development and Managing Partner: Billy Enochs, MBA, MPH  Director of Community Justice & Victim Assistance: Margaret Plass, MS  Director of Quality Assurance, Fundraising and Managing Partner: Kate Callahan, MS  Director of Security Management: John Deloach  Director of Military Affairs: Chip Lee, BS  Our Vision & Mission:  Is to be a Center of Excellence and provide support and raise awareness to schools, after school programs, child day cares, youth programs and communities as a whole who have declared a commitment to creating and maintaining a Bully-Free, Safe and Secure environment. FACT: FACT: There is clear evidence that community action and a recognized I'm Bully Free anti-bullying program can dramatically reduce the incidence of bullying!

10 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free  What Makes Us The Experts?  Professional experience, education, credentials and diverse skill set  Board of Directors equals a “team approach” vs. an “individual approach” in tackling problems and implementing and sustaining prevention programs  NO one in the State of Texas has the unique business model we have!  Programs & Goals:  Encourage all members of the community (schools, community leaders, youth, parents, businesses, churches, youth organizations, and out-of-school programs) to advocate for children being bullied by promoting bullying prevention and awareness at every opportunity  Coordinate community-wide activities and events for youth that reinforce the anti- bullying message  Support school-based bullying prevention initiatives -- conflict resolution training and methods of intervention in bullying situations  Support anti-bullying legislation  Advocate for increased funding for bullying-related research and prevention FACT: FACT: It is important that educators, parents, and clinicians screen for bullying and directly ask children and youth about the issue.

11 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Bullying is not just hitting or punching, it is also spreading rumors or trying to cause embarrassment. Our community leaders and educators need to recognize and take Bullying very seriously  What you can do for us… - Help us make your community Bully Free -- Call to Action against Bullying! - Help us get in contact with your community leaders! - Help us gain support to empower schools and educators to protect students from bullying and harassment both in school and through the use of technology! -Help us find sponsors to raise awareness to further spread our message! -Help us find supporters to “like” and follow our website and Facebook! -Help us gain full support from your community leaders to help us make our schools a safe and nurturing place to learn for ALL children!

12 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Bullying is not just hitting or punching, it is also spreading rumors or trying to cause embarrassment. Our community leaders and educators need to recognize and take Bullying very seriously Join our Mad Momma and Pappas Representative Against Bullying Definition of the program Our goal is to have at least one Representative in every city across the USA. These volunteers would be trained by IMBULLYFREE.org These volunteers would assist the victims family with the process in order to file a grievance with a particular school district. These volunteers would assist the families with any issues and refer the family to the proper agency for additional guidance.

13 Imbullyfree.org I’m Bully Free FACT: FACT: Bullying is not just hitting or punching, it is also spreading rumors or trying to cause embarrassment. Our community leaders and educators need to recognize and take Bullying very seriously IMBULLYFREE.org has developed an Anit-Bully Standard This Anti-Bullying standard establishes a program that conforms to the Anti-Bullying standard ABS-(911) developed by Imbullyfree.org. This manual and its referenced processes and documents provide the framework for ensuring consistent services when dealing with our Anti-Bullying requirements. IMBULLYFREE with certify schools to the standard and periodically recertify the schools on an ongoing schedule. This certification program will ensure schools are held accountable for their Anti Bully programs, policies and procedures

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15 Imbullyfree.org Our Sponsors FACT: FACT: Studies show that young children who are severely or continually bullied have a 4-fold increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms in early adolescence. 913 NASA Parkway Webster, Texas Telephone.:

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17 Imbullyfree.org QUESTIONS? CONTACT INFO: Bud Collier, Managing Partner Website: FaceBook:


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