Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gay teen’s suicide spurs review of bullying policy

The time to act is now; The Prevention Team is in the process of providing our specialized anti-bullying techniques across the nation and we find ourselves pushing to make it to
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. where in the weeks since an openly gay teenager killed himself, the reaction in this Tennessee town has included petition drives to examine the anti-bullying policy in the local schools and a tense public meeting to discuss suicide prevention efforts.

Jacob Rogers shot himself on Dec. 7.

He wrote about family in the notes he left behind before his death, but there was no mention of bullying, authorities said.

However, a friend told The Tennessean that Rogers was an almost daily target for name-calling at Cheatham County Central High School.

"It was like every day, every class," said 18-year-old Kaelynn Mooningham.

Friends and family question whether the school did enough to protect Rogers, and if the district’s anti-bullying policy is too lenient for students who do harm...Read Full Story

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Parents Are Suing School Districts For The Bullying Outbreaks!

As the days turn to weeks and the weeks turn to months; bullying is becoming worse by the second and concerned parents are now taking the power out of the hands of the school to act on this growing problem. In Baltimore it has gotten to the point where a million plus dollar lawsuit was put in place against the school districts for their poor effort on putting programs in place like those of The Prevention Team to really solve the problem. Upon hearing these issues The Prevention Team has taken effort to reach out to a large portion of Baltimore to begin the attack on the bullying problem. Numerous Baltimore Ravens are apart of The Prevention Team it is just a matter of the schools agreeing and getting the sponsorship to put our successful program in place. The people have spoken the time is now to act!!! Check out the link below on more details to the million dollar case.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

How Fathers should Handle Bullying

What is a father to do? Your son or daughter comes home crying, "John pushed me down and said I was stupid." Worse yet, this is not the first time. You are angry, frustrated, and let's face it...pissed off. Your initial response is to hit something or maybe it's to tell your kid it's not a big deal and to get over it. Both responses are bad. Fighting is not the first choice and ignoring it is even worse. So what is a dad to do?

Let us reason together…

Bullying is wrong and hurts people. Most often it never escalates above name calling, but occasionally if left unchecked it can result in pain and even death. Many suicides, school shootings, rape, and robberies have been the direct result of bullying. Before you can deal with bullying we need to understand who bullies are and why they do it.

Continue reading on Examiner.com How Fathers should Handle Bullying - Detroit fatherhood | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/fatherhood-in-detroit/how-fathers-should-handle-bullying#ixzz1fxC2MEl6

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

School bullying: Did district miss cries for help?

Didn't anyone notice what was happening to Jamarcus Bell?

Didn't any students, teachers or administrators see pieces of metal thrown at the 14-year-old during a welding class? Didn't they hear the painful anti-gay slurs thrown at him in the hallways?

Wasn't his suicide attempt in the seventh grade -- when he was found alive, hanging from a noose in a janitor's closet -- a clear sign to educators or fellow students that this kid was having problems?

Apparently not, according to his mother, who has filed a federal lawsuit against Hamilton Southeastern Schools alleging negligence in a tragic situation that ended in October 2010 when Jamarcus -- called Marcus by friends -- hung himself a second, and final, time. Read The Prevention Team Featured Story today for more information.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Boy violated as schoolground assault 'went too far'

A Pukekohe High School student was held down and violated with a car part today after a joke about the boy moving to a private school...what is the world coming to; we as adults are responsible for guiding our youth into becoming our future leaders. Here at The Prevention Team we take pride in finding the best way to reach the children & teens of America. Our star athletes from numerous professional sport arenas go straight to the heart of this bullying epidemic and deliver messages to the student bodies of schools through out the nation in a forum that allows for a positive vibe to be established. Make sure to read The Prevention Team Featured Story today for more details!