The Bully Prevention Community Coalition was formed in 2012 after the community identified a need to educate parents, youth, media, and community members about the issue of bullying.
The goal of the Coalition is to increase community awareness, education, and empowerment in regard to bullying issues in the community. Presentations have been developed for parents, students, and community groups, both in English and Spanish.
What Can You Do?
Attend PTA meetings!
Model Upstander behaviors
Common Vocabulary is Important!!
Bullying – When a real or perceived imbalance of power is used by a person or group of people to intentionally hurt, embarrass, or frighten another person, usually over and over again.
Conflict – A state of disharmony between persons of equal strength and/or power; a clash.
Upstanders – People who take action to oppose the bullying in some way.
Bystanders – People who attempt to remain uninvolved in the situation, often by looking on silently or finding an excuse to walk away.
Target – The person or persons being bullied.
Bully – The person who initiates and continues the harassment.
Associates – Join in the bullying, escalate the harassment, or initiate new attacks on the target later.
Empathy – The ability to recognize and understand the feelings of others and how our actions affect those around us.
Second Step Problem Solving
1. Identify the problem.
2. Brainstorm solutions.
3. Evaluate the solutions – Is it safe? Is it reasonable? How do parties involved feel about it?
4. Choose a solution and use it.
5. Evaluate how the solution worked – Did it work? If not, what else can we try?
Your Life Iowa (IDPH): 1-855-581-8111 (24 hours), Text Your Life Iowa: “TALK” to 85511 (4-8 pm), http://www.yourlifeiowa.org
For Our Youth on facebook
Boys Town National Hot Line 1-800-448-3000 Sioux City Human Rights Commission, 712-279-6985
Your local law enforcement agencies.