Throughout this imperfect world, there are numerous instances of grievous injustices committed every day against the people on our planet.
The recent rise in reported bullying has given voice and credence to this particular rampant social injustice. Research reflects the predominance of bullying towards children in an academic environment; both on school premises and after school with cyber bullying. 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school. 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school. School bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics show that 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically.
Mean behavior among kids is a universal problem. In a poll of 232 kids in kindergarten through 8th grade at a Connecticut elementary school, every child claimed to have been the victim of at least one schoolmate’s or sibling’s meanness in the previous month. Thirty percent (30%) of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both — according to the results of the first national school bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics survey on this subject.
While there are multiple resources for research and statistics, associated physical, emotional and medical effects, there are very limited programs available that provide incentives to raise awareness among students, parents, school employees and other associated individuals.
The Mission Statement of Bully Be Gone, Inc. is to raise awareness about the devastating impact of bullying and provide fundraising opportunities to incentive curriculum’s and organizations to address bullying as a model for change. While it will never be possible to end all bullying, the opportunity now exists to bring awareness to those who are bullied, that they are not alone, and that there are ways to minimize the pain, fear and suffering.
The goal of Bully Be Gone, Inc. is to become a nationally recognized resource for bullying solutions, raise awareness, be a global resource of information, and offer fundraising initiatives.