Getting to the Heart of Bullying Prevention

pulling out one strand, one problem and one perspective at a time…

the challenge

Bullying impacts millions of children each year. The effects of targeted mean behavior are messy, complicated and hurtful. It’s a Tangled Ball. But hey, we’re moms and dads, teachers and principals, coaches and mentors. We’re not afraid of messy.

Tangled Ball’s mission is to provide high-quality information and resources for parents, parent groups and schools to help untangle a few strings during the pre-K through elementary school years.

Bullying behavior peaks in middle school but begins as early as 4 years old.

And although most initiatives are created for schools, home is the foundation for
learning.

The guiding rule of action should be to intervene too early rather than too late.
– Dan Olweus, PhD, and founder of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.

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why?

Children who feel emotionally and socially safe and valued do better in school and have an easier time making and keeping friends.

We can give them two powerful things: skills and our support.

Tell a Trusted Adult
— the most common piece of expert advice

Bottom Line: Adults have the power to raise little leaders.

Leadership is the Anti-Bully.