Programs

Early Childhood Bullying Prevention Program
'Let's Be Friends'

Pre-k-2


Bullying and relational aggression begin as early as pre-school. Incorporate the "bully free"...

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Elementary School Program
'No Excuse For Peer Abuse'

Grades 3-5


Creating bully free social and learning environments are critical to optimize cognitive...

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Middle School Program & Project
'Stand-Up Speak-Out'

Grades Middle School and up


Empower middle school students, prepare them to meet everyday challenges...
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Coming Soon!

Virgil the Bully From Cyber Space
A book for Children in Grades 1 - 3 With a Parent Component


Training

On Site Training is offered for educators, parents, students, support staff, civic groups and community members. Presentations provide practical information and resources. Learn the best practices to reduce bullying, effective intervention strategies and how to address the challenges faced by parents, educators and communities dealing with bullying.

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Train the Trainer Turnkey Manual provides two power point presentations with all the tools and information needed to conduct your own bullying prevention and intervention workshop for staff and to conduct a parent presentation. This is the most cost effective way to train staff year after year, retread with current staff as needed and educate parents.

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Theravive

Information for Students

Hero – Superchick


 

Bullying is the number 1 reason for teenage suicide
  

HERO : Moral excellence

 

Courage Nobility Strength

 

Heroes take on many forms. Many times we are not aware of how our lives impact other people, for good or bad. Sometimes just a kind word or smile can make a difference, in someone’s life more than you can imagine.

”Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  ~Leo Buscaglia


Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart. ~From the television show My So-Called Life


“Be a Hero” Spread kindness one person at a time. Pay it forward and you will change the world. Perhaps you asked someone that was alone to join you or your group of friends. Perhaps you are an "unsung" hero. Tell us your story. Learn who unsung heroes are. We will pick a hero, publish your story, (no real names of course), send you gifts and donate a book to your school or public library in your honor.
Click here to find out more and get started


Bullying happens when someone keeps doing or saying things to hurt another person or to have power over them. The most important thing to remember is that it is never the fault of the person being bullied.

 

What You Can Do If You Are Being Bullied
You have every right to feel safe and secure in school and out. Most schools have rules and a policy against bullying and will take your complaint seriously. Many states have laws against bullying. Breaking the silence is a very important part in fighting back against bullying.

  • Remain calm do not show you are upset
    (getting you upset is the bully’s goal)
  • Look the person in the eye and tell him/her to stop it
  • Don’t believe the rumors
    (If you know who is saying nasty things ask that person if he/she believes it. If the person says “NO” it’s over. If the person says “YES” tell him/her “You can believe it if you want to, but it’s not true.” Walk away and don’t respond again)
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Try to avoid the person who is doing the bullying.
  • Do not look for revenge or you may get in trouble
  • Keep a log write down dates, times and places the bullying occurs
  • Tell an adult you trust and discuss what you would like to happen
  • Remember it’s not your fault

 

If You See or Know someone who is bullied

 

  • Stop it if you can do so without putting anyone in danger
    (Sometimes just yelling “Stop It” or “Cut it out” is all that is needed)
  • Go get help, send for help or call for help if it does not stop
    (If you are afraid, go quietly and get help)
  • Do something. If you do nothing, clap or stand around you are telling the person who is bullying you agree with the bad behavior 
  • Be a friend to the victim/target
  • Encourage the victim/target to tell an adult that can be trusted
  • Offer to go with the target/victim to report the incident
  • Encourage the target/victim not to retaliate
    (it is likely this behavior will make the situation worse or the wrong person will get in trouble) 
  • Let the other person know it is not their fault
  • Be a hero

 

Cyber bullying  is online social cruelty, using cell phones and the internet to humiliate, harass, embarrass or taunt someone with words or images.  It may include social-emotional threats, name calling, rumors or threats of violence. What should you do if this happens to you or someone you know?
Click here to find out more about cyber-bullying.

 

Technology, cell phone and computers can be enormous tools. It offers companionship and lets you feel “connected” but t it can also make you feel frightened and overly exposed. You really need to think before you post any pictures on social networks or text messages.

Chase Wilson Productions: Sticks and Stones
For more information contact:
Andrew W. Donofrio (Drew)
Detective Lieutenant - Computer Crimes Unit
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
201-226-5521

 

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6 Pa. high school students busted after sharing nude photos via cell phones.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28679588/

 

“Sexting” Could Rack Up Felony Charges for Teens
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What You Should Know About Cliques

 

People might think it's better to belong to a clique than to be excluded; many times people in cliques end up dealing with lots of pressures and rules. They start to worry about whether they'll continue to be “in” or whether they'll be dropped. After a while, they may begin to realize that true friends wouldn't be so bossy or demanding.


Cliques aren’t just for girls. Guys form cliques too- usually around a sport, computer game, type of clothing or music. They can be as mean as girls about excluding others from the group.


Be proactive. Speak to your teacher, guidance counselor or any adult you trust about starting a school safety committee or anti-bullying task force. Click here for information about products and services