This website provides:
- Strategies for parents and children to prevent bullying.
- Activities to reduce mean behavior while strengthening a child's understanding of kindness, empathy and friendship.
Children Are Great Imitators, Give Them Something Great to Imitate
Being a good role model for children is the theme of two new public service announcements (PSAs) created by Gundersen Health System, in partnership with Sand Lake Elementary School and Festival Foods.
Every day we have opportunities to make our schools, workplaces and communities more supportive, inclusive places. Children look up to adults as role models for guidance on how to act and learn through mimicking their behaviors. Watch how just one simple act of kindness can change a person's day and make a difference. Will you choose to be a positive influence for children? Will you encourage someone else to be a good role model for others?
A grant from the Kohl's Cares® program fully funded the development, production and airing of both PSAs. Kohl's commitment to Gundersen Health System is made possible through the Kohl's Cares merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's donates 100 percent of net profits from the sale of $5 books and plush toys to children’s health and education programs nationwide.
Bullying behavior has long been a part of our society. The arrival of cyberbullying has heightened our awareness of the destructive behavior of all types of bullying. The damaging effects bullying has on all children involved has come into focus only in the last several decades. The burden of this damage is carried by us all. We can reduce bullying if we work together to show our children a positive way to live together.
Change happens in small steps. With awareness, support, and new skills, we can all change. We can change by deciding not to bully others. We can change by becoming an upstander and supporting the victim of bullying. We can change by keeping calm! We can change by telling an adult. The responsibility for change can be shared by all of us in coming Together Against Bullying.