May 1, 2014 •

Bullying STOPS Here

This May join the IDG Summit team and take action to STOP bullying. 

Anti_BullyingDid you know that studies have shown that nearly half of students in grades 4-12 have been the victims of bullying? Bullying is intentionally mean behavior, repeated over time that involves an imbalance of power. It may be physical, verbal (spreading rumors, calling names), relational (exclusion, turning other friends against you, refusing to talk to you) or carried out via technology (cyberbullying). Bullying has been linked to depression, behavior problems, difficulties in academic performance, and low self-esteem.

So how do we stop it?

Anea Bogue, creator of REALgirl® Empowerment Programs, believes that the key to stopping bullying lies within each girl, including the bully, the victim, and the bystanders. It is only when all girls can be empowered and anchored in their sense of self that bullying can truly be a thing of the past.

We agree. That’s why we decided to take action. Join the movement today!

Here’s how:

  1. Check out REALgirl® Tips to Deal with Bullies.
  2. Make a commitment to do your part to stop bullying at your school.
  3. Let us know what you’ve done, and share tips of your own with the hashtags #realgirlsunite and #alliesnotenemies.
  4. Be sure to join the conversation on FB and Twitter.
    Twitter: @REALgirlEmpower @IDG2014