Is it possible to prevent bullying? Since
it's estimated that one out of four students are bullied,
it's worth a try.
Is there hope? The purpose of Tangled Ball
is to help untangle this complicated issue, one simple
solution at a time.
Are there great experts out there doing
great work? Absolutely.
Is there a need to get the best
information and tools to homes, Pre-K through high schools,
after school programs, sports programs, media, counselors,
businesses, politicians, and most importantly, kids? Yes.
In a nutshell Tangled Ball believes we
have to: start young; help parents; improve parent-school
relationships; and turn bystanders into "upstanders."
We start with Leadership.
Leadership is the Anti-Bully.
The mission of Tangled Ball is to help
promote the best messages and the most effective tools to the
people who need it the most: everyone.
2013 is Tangled Ball's Year of
Leadership. If we begin to promote leadership from young ages
-- PreK and up -- the balance in our classrooms will change.
Have you ever been in a classroom where there's a culture of
mean? Have you ever been in a classroom where leadership is
promoted? If given the chance, children like to feel empowered
and strong. When children are given the language, the skills
and the opportunity to be leaders, they step up.
Why don't more schools and homes focus on
leadership? I don't know. Perhaps they don't have the tools.
Tangled Ball would like to see that change. We need to give
leadership a shot. It's the anti-bully.
Children should not be afraid to go to
school or go online. Tangled Ball can help -- one little leader
at a time.