Almost 160,000 students skip school daily in the United States for fear of being bullied. There are several forms of bullying including verbal, social, physical and cyber. Children and youth play different roles in a bullying situation including bully, victim, ally and bystander...youth must be taught strategies to deal with a bullying situation since it has serious consequences including suicide of victims. Research has shown that by teaching children to be kind to one another, involvement in bullying incidents will be decreased. DTWT observes National Bullying Prevention Month in order to bring attention to this serious problem.Learn more
We've held several events for youth, so that they may educate themselves in what to do during bullying situations. In October of2016; we had our kick off event with a motivational speaker who challenges everyone to perform a month-long ACT OF KINDNESS such as sock drive for homeless plus dramatization of effects of bullying, performances. Teen sensation, Chi Chi Monet, performed her original song, No Bully at this event along with SWAGG Black who performed his original song, No Bullying. Free downloads of DTWT anti-bullying book were hosted at Amazon.com and free blue tee shirts were given for Blue Shirt Day- World Day of Bullying Prevention.