October is national bully awareness month! we want to challenge the students to become a bully defense advocate!
what is a bully defense advocate?
Being a Bully Defense Advocate, you are making the choice to be a voice to your peers. Using your voice to inspire, empower, and educate the community towards putting an end to bullying. With your help, we can help empower others, empower ourselves, and help put an end to bullying.
How to be a bully defense advocate
1. Take the challenge and make the commitment to help others. To not by a bystander, but rather a voice towards ending bullying. 2. Download the Bully Advocate Presentation 3. Study and Practice the presentation 4. With your parents, gain more knowledge on bullying through the sites listed below. 5. Give your presentation by slide show, poster board, and/or just stand and speak.
Who do I present to?
Throughout this pandemic, we have seen many different ways to connect with others. If you are attending school, schooling online, or homeschooling - you can present this to anybody!
If you are at school print the Teacher Letter and get your teacher's permission to do the Bully Defense Advocate presentation in class. This letter explains what is included with your presentation, and introduces them to the Bully Defense Movement. After getting permission, find out when and how much time you will have to present and start preparing.
If you schooling online, use the Teacher Letter and email it to your teacher asking if you can present during your online class to your classmates. After getting permission, find out when and how much time you will have to present and start preparing.
If you are homeschool , not able to present to your classmates, or want to inspire more, there are many ways you can educate and empower. - Ask your youth pastor at church if you can do the presentation. Use the same Teacher Letter to provide information about the Bully Defense Movement. - Get a group of friends together and present it and discuss bullying - Make a social media post talking about bullying - Your can always present to your family! Even if you are talking to your parents who are not in school, joining the Bully Defense Movement, studying, preparing, and presenting your presentation; you will learn important information for yourself that you can carry with you and able to share your knowledge and empower anyone at any moment.
here are some great websites to give you more knowledge about bullying
Hyper Bully awareness martial artists with the goal to end bullying. downloadable resources and bully defense kits, watch inspiring videos stomp out bullying stomp out bullying (tm) is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the u.s. Stopbullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on bullying, cyberbullying, prevention and response Kids against bullying a creative, innovative and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action Teens against bullying created by and for teens. this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause
ABOUT THE BULLY DEFENSE ADVOCATE MOVEMENT LEADER, SEAN GILHAM. Sean is a Martial Arts instructor and bully awareness speaker. For the past 5 years, he has made it a goal to reach 1,000 students by visiting schools, co-opts, church groups, Scouts groups, and other martial arts schools educating the community about bullying. Whether he is talking to students or educators/parents, he teaches how to have the social skills to overcome bullying for themselves. We all know there will be mean people in our lives, so developing the right social skills will rise you above hate and difficult people. If you are interested in having Sean share how to put an end to bullying with your group through inspiration, motivation, and education, contact him today!
Check out these speakers on YouTube! Click on their name to be directed to a YouTube video.