Message from Roger
Bullying is big time problem with school age kids. It happens in school and after school. To make a dent in bullying we have to enter a kids world and communicate on a level they can understand and remember. A classroom style approach will not work. NOT IN MY HOUSE is a 40 minute, high-impact experience that kids won’t forget.
NOT IN MY HOUSE
Let’s Define “Bullying”
Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion. It is used to abuse, intimidate, manipulate or aggressively dominate others.
Behaviors used to assert such domination often include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets.
Rationalizations of such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size, or ability.
If bullying is done by a group, it is called “mobbing.”
Not In My House
Fun Event With A Serious Message
“Not In My House” is a 40 minute ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM we conduct in your school. It is fun, high-energy and interactive.
The central premise is that bullying is unacceptable because your school is YOUR HOUSE. You wouldn’t tolerate this in your house. Don’t tolerate it in your school.
This event makes a simple point: hurting people hurt others.
It helps kids…
Understand that if they bully, it means there is something wrong on the inside of them, not the person they bullied.
Understand that if they get bullied, it means the the bully has a problem, not you.
Helps kids take a stand against bullying.
Bullying statistics are reporting that there is a strong connection between bullying, being bullied and suicide, according to a study from the Yale School of Medicine. Suicide rates are continuing to grow among adolescents, and have grown more than 50 percent in the past 30 years.
Here’s the data…
- 160,000 children that miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.
- 2.7 million students being bullied each year by about 2.1 students taking on the roll of the bully.
- A reported 15 percent of all students who don’t show up for school report it to being out of fear of being bullied while at school.
- One out of every 10 students drops out or changes schools because of repeated bullying.
- Some of the top years for bullying include 4th through 8th graders in which 90 percent were reported as victims of some kind of bullying.
- There are about 282,000 students that are reportedly attacked in high schools throughout the nation each month.