5th – 8th GRADE STUDENTS – ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAM
Stand by Me's 5th-8th grade anti-bullying program welcomes any student. Student members have comprised a broad spectrum of the student body, including students who have been victimized, students who have bullied, students who are popular and students who are outsiders. Both general education and special education students have participated successfully. Membership is designed to be inclusive, not exclusive.
Data-based anti-bullying program (students collect data on where and how they intervene, that can be used by administrators to target hotspots in their buildings).
Affordable: $35 per person for materials (training is priced and customized to meet your needs).
Easy to train: (Two hour training for faculty sponsors, who then serve as on-site trainers for your students and staff. Half-hour training for faculty and staff and one-hour training for students).
Sustainable: Sponsors can train other sponsors.
Website: Campus groups can share experiences; activities; artwork.
Support: Includes one year of consultation from Stand by Me staff.
An anti-bullying program that is safe and makes a difference, providing data to administrators about where and how often bullying occurs.
Teaches students how to help victims without confronting bullies. Creates a visible, school-wide community of support that does not tolerate bullying.
Starts ongoing conversations about what bullying is and when playfulness and teasing cross the line.
Provides opportunities for leadership that do not require special talents or abilities, only character and a willingness to help.
Motivates students to avoid disciplinary referrals.
Provides opportunities for community service.
Teaches you how you can safely help the victims of teasing or bullying.
Gives you training and support in standing up for others.
Offers you a leadership role in your school community.
Gives you a way to make a difference by sharing data with your principal and assistant principal, without naming names or getting in trouble.
Makes you a part of a group that supports your efforts to stop the bullies.
Gives you a way to share ideas about making your campus bully-free.
Offers you a website forum for your campus to post stories and successes.
What Kind of Students Participate?
Student applicants have comprised a broad spectrum of the student body, including students who have been victimized, students who have bullied, students who are “high status” and students who are outsiders. Both general education and special needs students have participated successfully.
“When I was in 5th and 6th grade, I was nothing but trouble. I went to [the disciplinary campus] four times. The first of this year I had four ‘F’s’ on my report card. Now I’m on the AB honor roll.”
“The reason we’re in the program is that we all used to do a lot of bullying and we feel bad. We also have been bullied and know what others are going through.”
“In the past, I’ve been bullied a lot and I see people bullied a lot, and I just want to put a stop to it, cause there’s no need for it, really.”
“I don’t like seeing kids bullied, ‘cause in my life I’ve been bullied. It makes me hurt on the inside. I don’t want other kids to go through it. I want to make a difference. I have been able to stand up to kids without backing down. I’ll do whatever I’m instructed, but I want to help.”
“A lot of people on my hall, people pick on them. I don’t want people talking about me like that.”