ING Bully Prevention Webinar 2011


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Project Change is a youth/adult partnership organization dedicated to promoting opportunities for youth to be engaged in, contribute to, and be satisfied members of their community.
They have developed a national model for youth-powered community improvement. This model is based on three guiding Principles: a belief that positive youth development is the key to a safe and healthy community; the belief that effective partnerships are built on trust, consensus, and a collective belief in a common purpose; the belief that giving back is a civic responsibility.

This power point will illustrate to both youth, parents, and educators what bullying is and how to start a You Have the Power bullying prevention program.

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  • It's good to know that a lot of students are now aware and are truly against bullying. Yet, not everyone is strong enough to fight against these bullies. I am a parent and I'm worried that any kid can just be a victim. As a way of helping everyone especially the parents, who find it quite hard to manage time, I found this great application which featured a safety app which gets me connected to a Safety Network or escalate my call to the nearest 911 when needed, it has other cool features that are helpful for your kids with just a press of a Panic Button. Check it here:
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  • The first priority is always your safety. 2. Let them know that you want the behavior to stop. 3. Do not let them get to you. If you walk away or ignore them, they will not get that satisfaction.   4. Sometimes you cannot walk away. If you are being physically hurt, protect yourself so that you can get away.  5. Talking to someone could help you figure out the best ways to deal with the problem.  In some cases, adults need to get involved for the bullying to stop.  6. Go somewhere that you feel safe and secure like the library, a favorite teacher’s classroom, or the office. 7. Stay with a group or individuals that you trust. Find opportunities to make new friends. Explore your interests and join school or community activities such as sports, drama, or art. Volunteer or participate in community service.
  • ING Bully Prevention Webinar 2011

    1. 1. You Have The Power! PROJECT CHANGE Montgomery County, Maryland <ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    2. 2. PROJECT CHANGE <ul><li>OUR MISSION: </li></ul><ul><li>To promote positive youth development and youth leadership skills by engaging young people to contribute to their community through participation in quality community service projects, peer mentoring programs, and leadership training. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering Students. Enriching Community. </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    3. 3. You Have The Power! <ul><li>YOUTH </li></ul><ul><li>Plan the program </li></ul><ul><li>Lead the program </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the program </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Stop Bullying Now! Campaign <ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>Community Partner
    5. 5. What to do if your are bullied <ul><li>Be safe! </li></ul><ul><li>2.Tell them to stop  </li></ul><ul><li>3. Walk away </li></ul><ul><li>4. Protect yourself  </li></ul><ul><li>5. Tell an adult you trust </li></ul><ul><li>6. Find a safe place </li></ul><ul><li>7. Stick together </li></ul>
    6. 6. Things to remember... <ul><li>You are not alone. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not your fault. Nobody should be bullied! </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to someone you trust.   </li></ul><ul><li>Do not hurt yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not bully back. Do not bully anyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not let the bully win.  Keep doing what you love to do. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Don’t Stand By…Be An ALLY!!! <ul><li>An ALLY - someone who takes action to help the target of bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Say something comforting to the target </li></ul><ul><li>Help by walking with the target when the bully is around </li></ul><ul><li>Speak up to the bully and tell the bully to stop </li></ul><ul><li>Go with the target to report the bullying to an adult. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s NOT tattling! </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    8. 8. If Your Child is a Target <ul><li>Talk with your child. Express your concern and make it clear that you want to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Empathize with your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Work together to find solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Document ongoing bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your child develop strategies and skills for handling bullying. </li></ul><ul><li>Be persistent.  </li></ul><ul><li>Stay vigilant to other possible problems that your child may be having. </li></ul> <ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    9. 9. Working with the school <ul><li>Know the school policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Know what is going on in your child's school.  </li></ul><ul><li>Open the line of communication.   </li></ul><ul><li>Get help for your child. </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to making the bullying stop. </li></ul> <ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    10. 10. You Have The Power! <ul><li>Empower students </li></ul><ul><li>Employ peer education </li></ul><ul><li>Help improve the school community </li></ul><ul><li>Stress the necessity for tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Support positive youth development </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Launching YHTP! <ul><li>Start a YHTP! Team at high school </li></ul><ul><li>Train team members </li></ul><ul><li>Contact an elementary or middle school </li></ul><ul><li>YHTP! high school mentors and adult advisors meet with school personnel to introduce YHTP! </li></ul><ul><li>Host school identifies a liaison </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    12. 12. Launching YHTP! <ul><li>Host school selects a diverse group of about 15 students </li></ul><ul><li>Teen mentors meet with younger students for an Introductory Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>High school mentors meet once a week to plan the project for the next lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    13. 13. YHTP! In Action <ul><li>YHTP! mentors meet with students once a week after school for 10-12 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>All participants complete a survey and sign a confidentiality agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn facts about bullying, how to be an ally in a bullying situation, create a school-wide presentation, and CELEBRATE! </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    14. 14. YHTP! School-Wide Presentations <ul><li>Have Included: </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service Announcements filmed with the help of high school TV production students </li></ul><ul><li>Mural </li></ul><ul><li>School Assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying Prevention “Spirit Week” </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    15. 15. Project Outcomes for mentors & younger students <ul><li>Increased knowledge of the characteristics, risks and consequences of bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness and recognition of bullying situations </li></ul><ul><li>Increased knowledge of anti-bullying strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Increased confidence with how to respond to bullying situations </li></ul><ul><li>Improved leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Project Outcomes for school staff <ul><li>Increased knowledge and awareness of bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness of the YHTP! student participants as partners and leaders in helping to reduce bullying in their schools </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    17. 17. YHTP! Project Demonstrates… <ul><li>Active engagement and leadership of high school students making a meaningful contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Active engagement of younger adolescents </li></ul><ul><li>Service to a school and community </li></ul><ul><li>High schoolers mentoring younger students </li></ul><ul><li>Making the school setting a place of safety </li></ul><ul><li>Caring teachers, administrators, and parents providing support </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    18. 18. You Have The Power! <ul><li>Featured: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PBS program - In The Mix </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ TIME for Kids” (Time Magazine) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nickelodeon’s “Nick News” website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teen Mentors served on an advisory panel for Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying Speak Up Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change is a member of the Maryland Coalition for the Prevention of Bullying and Related Health Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    19. 19. You Have The Power! <ul><li>Presented at professional conferences including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) Convention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools Annual Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 Federal Bullying Prevention Summit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 American Federation of Teachers QuEST Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 6th Annual International Bullying Prevention Association Conference . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Change 2011 </li></ul>
    20. 20. Project Change <ul><li>Robyn Holstein-Glass, Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>