What are some effective programs to stop bullying?


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Stomp Out Bullying is the most widely used program in the United States to educate and prevent kids and teens about bullying. Another effective program is No Bully, a step-by-step process used to prevent and resolve cases of bullying in schools across the United States. The program uses an evidence-based approach that has proven to be effective in 90 percent of schools that were used it.

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The Stomp Out Bullying program aims to raise awareness about bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other forms of digital abuse. It is used to educate youth about discrimination such as homophobia and racism. Stomp aims to deter violence in schools and online communities.

Stomp Out Bullying organizes an annual Blue Shirt Day to raise awareness and educate kids, parents and teachers about the issue of bullying. In addition to providing in-school educational workshops, Stomp Out Bullying operates its HelpChat Line, a confidential online chat service that helps youth between the ages of 13 and 24. The chat line offers support to children experiencing bullying, discrimination and cyberbullying. The program also offers support to children that may be at risk of suicide.

The No Bully program works through a four-level system. At the first level, a staff member on campus interrupts or prevents an incident of bullying. Next, the teacher or staff member checks in with either the victimized or bullying student and refers her to a solution coach. The solution coach then arranges a meeting to discuss a mutually beneficial solution. At the final level, if a pattern of harassment or prejudice is discovered across an entire class or grade, an empathy-building solution plan is implemented by the solution coaches and school staff.

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