Art it Yourself
Euclid, OH Downtown at Shore Cultural Centre
Please note the statistics below may be higher because most bullying isn't reported
Statistics about bullying of students of color
25% of African-American students, 22% of Caucasian students, 17% of Hispanic students, and 9% of Asian students report being bullied at school (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016).
LGBT 34% were bullied on school property
2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS),of surveyed LGB students
Bullying online and offline is on the rise. No child should be hurt mentally or physically by peers or their community. Parents must acknowledge if there child is a bully. Ask them if they are a bully. If so, nip it! Children with bully behavior can stop and get help.
This is a statement from The US Department of Education addressing Bullying.
In 2011, the President and First Lady Obama hosted the first White House Conference on Bullying Prevention where they called for a united effort to address bullying. As the President declared then, "Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it's not something we have to accept. As parents and students; teachers and communities, we can take steps that will help prevent bullying and create a climate in our schools in which all of our children can feel safe." To address the scourge of bullying, the federal government has implemented a suite of executive and public-private partnerships that are helping move to move the needle and reduce incidences of bullying.
This fictionalized story is based on Educator Jane Elliott classroom exercise in which she wanted to teach her students about the Civil Rights Movement and the effects of racism the day after Dr. Martin Luther King was shot.
Author: Judi Cunningham
Illustrated by Rozenia Cunningham founder of Art it Yourself
Rozenia wrote the BE/BE Activity Guide to pair with the book.
Both can be found on Amazon and some public libraries.
Readings and workshops for children available by author and illustrator
Student Reports of Bullying: Results From the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
Description: These Web Tables use data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to show the relationship between bullying victimization and other variables of interest such as the reported presence of gangs, guns, drugs, and alcohol at school; select security measures; student criminal victimization; and personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon-carrying at school.
Anti-Bully Ambassador Program
We are introducing our campaign
#Mychildisnotabully. Our goal is to structure
an informative and no tolerance for bullying
in schools, online, and the community.
Anti-Bullying Ambassador is a program to empower students and staff through the arts, a holistic and peer-led approach by engaging to look at bullying seriously and delivering positive outcomes. Bullying is an unhealthy situation for all parties involved. Mentally and physically it can create long term negative effects.
Our program is to create emotionally and healthy relationships not only for children but for staff too offline, online, in schools, and in the community. Empathy and understanding of individual feelings is a must. We want to see a development of resolutions and fresh approaches when dealing with unjust behavior toward others.
Adults, Teachers, Parents listen to these victims and give them a positive solution. Some things can't always be ignored. A quiet voice is not good in harmful situations. If you have to seek legal assistance than do so. Make that organization and parents aware. Keep that child safe.
Bullying and Suicide
There is a strong association between bullying and suicide-related behaviors, but this relationship is often mediated by other factors, including depression, violent behavior, and substance abuse (Reed, Nugent, & Cooper, 2015).
LGBT teenagers are two or three times more likely to attempt suicide than other teens.