We partner with your students’ school to encourage a safe and positive learning environment. Our assemblies address harassment, intimidation and bullying in an age-appropriate, informative and entertaining way. In an effort to “Bully-Proof” your child, students learn techniques on how to prevent bullying, help themselves if they are being bullied and to help others when they see bullying.

• 160,000 children stay home from school because they have been bullied (NEA)
• 1 out of every 5 students in the classroom is being bullied
• Every 7 minutes a student is being bullied on the playground
• Bullying victims are 2-9 times more likely to attempt suicide (Yale study)
• Without help, both students who are bullied and those who bully others may
  have serious, lasting problems.
• School shootings are often motivated by the desire to "get back at
  those who have hurt them."
• Most bullying incidents happen out of the sight of adults
• 75% of bullying is seen by bystanders/peers

When someone repeatedly uses there power or influence to cause harm.

• Social (exclusion from activities, spreading rumors or embarrassing someone)
• Verbal (threatening, taunting or name calling)
• Physical (kicking, hitting, punching or taking someone's belongings)

If You See Something, Say Something. Take a Stand. Positive parental support was reported to decrease a student’s likelihood of being bullied or bullying others.

Bullying is a serious matter. If you see any of these signs, you must become part of the solution and get involved in helping your child change his/her behavior and situation.

Here are some practical ways you can help:

• Know what bullying is
• Know the signs of bullying: Is your child being bullied?
• Could your child be bullying others?
• Talk to your child about bullying
• Listen to your child every and any time they talk to you about bullying
• Know your child’s school Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying policies
• Encourage your child to say something to an adult when they see bullying

What you can do if your child reports bullying:

• Stay Calm
• Remind them of how important they are to you and that you are there to help them
• Keep a diary of the bullying incidents
• Report any incident that involves bullying to the proper authorities: Any School Staff,
  Teachers, Principals, Recess or Lunch staff, Coaches, Bus Drivers and in some
  cases you may need to contact Police
• Follow up with officials to ensure your child's safety

What are the signs that my child could be targeted by bullying?

• Has unexplained injuries
• Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
• Repetitively appears sad, moody, angry or anxious before or after school
• Suddenly becomes angry or scared after receiving calls, texts or emails
• Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings
• Has a sudden drop in grades
• Reports lost lunch money or not having time to eat at school

What are the signs that my child has bullying behavior?

He or she:
• Regularly gets into physical or verbal altercations with others
• Tends to hurt others when parents or authority figures are absent
• Blames others or doesn’t accept responsibility for his/her own actions
• Lacks foresight – unable to consider the long-term or unintended consequences
  of the results of his/her behavior
• Uses criticism and false allegations (lying) to discount others
• Regularly sent to the principal’s office or detention
• In possession of money or new belongings that cannot be explained
• Likes to always be in control of games, toys and even friends
• Has friends who bully others

For Information or to speak with someone directly about your child, please contact:

Lexi Barnett, Director
(253) 761-2144
Email. kidcoproductions@gmail.com