The Men’s Resource Center shows you how to prevent bullying at school through the development of innovative administrative polices, effective student curricula —including all students in seeing their unique role in addressing bullying behaviors—and assertive intervention and prevention strategies.
Challenging the Systemic Nature of Bullying
Twenty-five percent of students in schools today are either perpetrators or victims of bullying. Seventy-five percent are innocent bystanders who are nonetheless affected by harassment and violence. Our schools need to implement initiatives that challenge the systemic nature of bullying.
It’s easy for students and staff to ignore bullying, and many think that bullying has little impact on the school as a whole. However, studies demonstrate that bullying impacts all students’ sense of emotional and physical safety. Research also shows that when schools teach staff and innocent bystanders how to prevent and intervene in bullying at school, they cultivate a safe and respectful school climate conducive to learning and growing for all students.
Becoming Anti-bullying Experts
We employ a program that features elements of Jackson Katz’s MVP model, Izzy Kalman’s Bullies to Buddies Program, and the Johnson Institute’s No-Bullying Program. The latter program is research-based and has been proven effective in all K – 8 school environments. We empower, educate, and enable schools to address bullying internally rather than fostering dependence on the “expert.”
We show administration, teachers, parents and students how to prevent bullying at school by helping them better understand:
- Their roles in challenging bullying both as incidents that harm individual students and as a systemic problem
- The difference between bullying behavior and peer conflict
- The impact of bullying behavior on students, teachers, and the overall school climate
- The array of effective intervention and prevention strategies
Please contact the Men’s Resource Center for our fee schedule and more information. We offer awareness presentations as well as comprehensive consultation and training to schools and other community organizations.