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Together Against Bullying

Bullying behavior is a problem for all of our children. Bullying behavior can start as early as preschool and persist into adulthood. Approximately one-third of children will be victimized by bullying. A majority of children will witness bullying of their friends and peers. Many children suffer in silence. Many children do not know how to respond. Children who bully often have significant social, behavioral and legal problems later in life.

One group cannot prevent or reduce bullying behavior alone. The solution to the bullying problem lies in everyone working Together Against Bullying.

  • The most successful bullying interventions include strong parent involvement.
  • Bullying behavior is reduced when schools have strong prevention programs.
  • Bullying behavior is reduced when children targeted by bullying behavior learn different ways to respond and to report the bullying each time it happens.
  • Bullying behavior is reduced when other kids, those who are bystanders, intervene and stand up and become upstanders to the bullying behavior.
  • Children who bully need to be held accountable and often need help to change this pattern of behavior.

Acceptance is One of the Greatest Gifts You Can Give

Belonging is a powerful human need, just like the need for food and shelter. It is the theme of two public service announcements created by Gundersen Health System, in partnership with Emerson Elementary in La Crosse and Rotarian Interact members from Aquinas, Central, Holmen, Logan and Onalaska high schools.

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.

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