I am so excited to share with y’all a project I’ve been working on for the past few weeks! As you may or may not know, I work closely with an organization called Bridging the Gap and they organize the Don’t Be A Bully Conference every year that gives youth an opportunity to take workshops with mentors and inspirational people. They learn what it means to be compassionate, they learn how to communicate effectively, and they learn the difference between the bully, the victim, the bystander, and a Good Samaritan. Anyway, I helped to organize a GoFundMe campaign that begins TODAY! All of the money raised will help to fund the Don’t Be A Bully Conference which directly works with our youth. CLICK HERE to view our GoFundMe page, below is the video we created for the campaign.
Please DONATE, even small amounts will help!
Please SHARE the campaign!
This is not an issue to be taken lightly, here are some things to consider when deciding if this is a worthy cause to donate your hard earned money to:
- Bullies are often victims of bullying themselves or have some other circumstance in their lives acting as a stressor causing them to take it out on others.
- It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.
- American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. (Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center.)
- 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
- 90 percent of 4th – 8th graders report being victims of bullying
- Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers.
- Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.
- 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
- 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
- 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
- 54% of students said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
- According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
Source: National Education Association
Bullying is an endless cycle, be part of the change in a child’s life! http://gofundme.com/dbabconference
Special thank you to MAVPMedia for helping the vision of this video come to life!