Seems like ‘winning’ is a popular word these days thanks to all the TV and radio shows that have jumped on the Mr. Sheen train.
But is Mr. Sheen really winning or is he really reaching out for ‘HELP’?
With the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention coming up tomorrow, it seems like ‘HELPING’ is a better word of the day. As White House Blog points out, thousands of kids, teens, and young adults are bullied every day. And estimates are that nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year which is upwards of 13 million students. How are communities and schools helping all of these kids, teens and young adults?
Lessons learned, extensive research, talking to teachers and listening to victims clearly reveals that more helping is needed. For school leaders the alarm is sounding…again…and again.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has been doing his best to bring awareness to a bullying and has said: “To break the cycle of bullying, we must be bold. The status quo cannot stand.”
I agree. Status quo efforts for helping kids, teens and young adults are not working and cannot stand.
I am passionate about helping kids, teens and young adults, so I am looking forward to what comes out of the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention. I am also passionate about helping schools prevent bullying and helping schools prevent consequences of bullying and will be doing a follow up blog on how http://www.tipsprevent.com/ is helping schools and communities address the action items from this conference.