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

Attend parent/teacher conferences
 
Read information that comes from school
 
Friend your child on facebook
 
Monitor online behavior and texting
 
Practice Problem Solving Steps
 
Join with the Bully Prevention Community Coalition to reduce bullying in our schools, neighborhoods, and community!
 

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.

 

Educators:

The Bullying Prevention Community Coalition is pleased to share some wonderful stories with you to help schools reduce the incidence of bullying, promote positive behavior initiatives, and make schools a safe place to reach individual potentials. The stories are read aloud to students by some people you may recognize and also have activity guides for follow up. Please feel free to utilize these stories during recess, free time or as a supplement to lessons that you may be teaching. We hope you enjoy this sampling of stories and thank you for your efforts to reduce bullying and conflict in our community. To access the stories, please click here.

 

 

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?

 

Resources

www.Stopbullying.gov                            

www.educateiowa.gov

www.iowasafeschools.org                     

www.oneiowa.org

www.reportbullyingiowa.com             

www.sai-iowa.org/bullying

www.safeyouth.gov                                  

www.standforthesilent.org

www.parentfurther.com

Your Life Iowa (IDPH): 1-855-581-8111 (24 hours), Text Your Life Iowa: “TALK” to 85511 (4-8 pm), http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

http://charactercounts.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.