Create a safe, inclusive environment for all
We work in partnership with schools, youth programs, community organizations, business and community leaders, families and youth to reduce bullying.
HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION
We empower communities and their youth to shift from a cruel culture to a kinder one through positive, encouraging, empathetic, respectful & KIND behavior towards oneself and others.
CHILDREN AT RISK
No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending on the environment, some groups—such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth, youth with disabilities, and socially isolated youth—may be at an increased risk of being bullied.
Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors:
Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”
Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves
Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem
Are less popular than others and have few friends
Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention
However, even if a child has these risk factors, it doesn’t mean that they will be bullied.