We are all part of the bullying solution!
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that
involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or
has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such
as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or
verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Consult your
school's policies for a complete definition of bullying.
Bullying not only occurs in schools, but also in the community,
workplaces, and other settings.
Obliviate the Hate
Centennial High School partnered with Anoka County and Coon Rapids High
School in creating an Empowering Bystanders Grant. One hundred students
participated in a full day retreat, focusing on positive bystander
techniques and ways to end bullying within their schools. Students named the
project "Obliviate the Hate".
Students at Centennial High School also produced videos about stopping
bullying. You can see the videos on their YouTube channel at
Community Summits empower bystanders to stand up to bullying.
Everyone is welcome to attend these evening events:
Anoka County Anti-Bullying Program Featured on “Life to the Max”
From the "Life to the Max" newsletter - It's hard to turn on the news
without hearing about bullying. Simply stated, bullying is when someone
tries to control and bring down another person. Research shows that
individuals being bullied can have negative mental health outcomes,
sometimes even leading to suicide. Additionally, kids who are bullies can
grow up to be adults who bully. Host Mike Max shows us an innovative,
anti-bullying program taking place in area schools. Anoka County has
partnered with Centennial High School and Coon Rapids High School to
introduce a program that targets bullies and empowers bystanders witnessing
bullying to speak up and take action. Tune-in and learn how you can help
break the cycle.
"Life to the Max" aired on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11:05 p.m. on WCCO-TV
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