This project will be a community workshop called The Anti-Bullying Movement. We expect over 100 teens and pre-teens to come out and have day of education through games, lectures, and role playing to name a few activities being held. Collaborating with multiple local business, we expect this workshop to make an impact in the local area by reducing bullying and reforming those who bully.
The Anti-Bullying Movement was conceived by me, Tyler McClendon, a fourteen year old, and a rising tenth grader who experienced bullying throughout middle school. After researching and coming up with ways to overcome bullying in public school, I was determined to help pre-teens and teenagers combat bullying by educating them on:
• Bullying prevention and intervention techniques
• Types of bullying, and how to identify it
• Ways to solve problems involving bullying.
• How to report bullying to adults, and others
• Methods to help victims of bullying
• Ways bullies can reform and become better citizens.
Below are the statistics the Anti-Bullying Campaign plans to reduce the following according to national reports:
Those who’ve been bullied
• 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.
• 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.
Those who bully others:
• Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
Those who’ve seen bullying
• 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
• 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
Those who’ve been cyberbullied
• 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.
• 15% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.
Funded by Washington, DC (July 2016)