Now that it’s back-to-school season. The school season is officially upon us. It’s back to school jack. Officially upon us. All this month we’re talking about resources for schools, parents, teachers and kids. The last couple weeks we talked about things like must-have resources for students and parents and kids. We’ve talked about school fundraisers that make money and you should click those links below if you didn’t catch those videos. But, this week we want to talk about a very difficult topic for some communities and that’s bullying. So stay tuned for some resources that will help you get through the school year. Bullying is not cool. This marker doesn’t work. Okay, now this will work. Obviously, we all know that bullying is bad but let’s throw some statistics at you before we give you the resources. It’s reality that every community faces one in three students will experience bullying targeted to them and a majority of that happens in middle school. Children who are perceived different have a higher risk of being targeted. And most bullying occurs at school on the school grounds or in the school bus. So how do you combat bullying in today’s day and age? Our number one resource for bullying is Stomp Out Bullying. It’s the leading anti-bullying organization for youth in the U.S. and that Includes cyber bullying. They focus on education about bullying, cyberbullying, hatred, violence, racism and LGBTQ discrimination to name a few. The organization focuses on respect, inclusion, civility and equality. And because people understand the important issue of bullying they’ve come to have some pretty famous supporters. Like us. Besides us. Besides us. Such as Nick Cannon, Demi Lovato, Lance Bass and Demi Lovato. No one’s ever experienced bullying. But until we can eradicate the culture of bullying in our society, we have a couple resources that will help you out if you or your child experiences it. And all of these will be linked down below. The first resource is HelpChat Line. This is from Stomp Out Bullying and it’s a free confidential resource for kids and teens to speak to others about their bullying as well as anyone that’s at risk for suicide. The second resource is called Become Upstanders. Basically when bullying happens around you there’s two types of people. Bystanders and upstanders. A bystander will watch they might record and put on the internet and it becomes viral but they do nothing and say nothing about what’s happening. An upstander is something that will say something they get the bullying to stop regardless of whether or not they fear retaliation of their friends or the group that they’re around. Don’t just stand there and let bullying happen when you see it say something and try to stop it. And lastly one of the most important resources is suicide prevention. If you or someone, you know is on the verge of suicide, please call 911 immediately or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. And if you happen to know somebody or fear somebody that’s in your friend group or someone you just know who you think might be thinking about suicide don’t be afraid to reach out personally and talk to them. Make sure that they there’s someone they can talk to not just on a phone but in person. And there are a bunch of other ways to get involved and we can link some of those down below but as we get near to National Bullying Prevention month in October, we also have a couple tips for you as to how you can get involved with stopping the bullying. First one is like I said before don’t let bullying happen around you. Say something, do something, make it stop. Don’t be a bystander. Be an upstander. And if you are a parent or teacher who wants to get involved you can donate to Stomp Out Bullying or join an anti-bullying campaign. And if there isn’t an anti-bullying program in your school and in your local community you can go to Stomp Out Bullying and find out how to get one started. To sum up this video: 1. bullying is bad. 2. there are ways to get in your neighborhood and in your community to stop bullying. 3. check out Stomp Out Bullying for resources or starting a campaign today. And make sure you click on those links down below. Or family here at Funds2Orgs is passionate about stopping bullying and helping you throughout the school year. My name is Kristy. And I’m Eric. And We’ll see you guys next week. Bye.