Program available for school class
Minimum registration: 10 Students
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: School Grounds
Mentor/Coach/Special Instructor/Guest Speaker
BULLY FREE ZONE
The AYF Prevention Program is designed to teach kids the skills they need to handle conflict. The program will address bullying, cyberbullying and promote self-defense. Numerous real-life scenarios will be discussed in this interactive class so that students see how their actions can affect others. Students will be taught strategies for dealing with bullies both on and offline.
Bullying has always been an issue among people of all ages, but the emergence of technology and social media has made it easier for children to reach one another, which makes bullying more of a pervasive problem than before. It is important to remember that kids can use teasing to cope with insecurities as well as find acceptance from their peer group, so it comes down to providing them with better methods of communication and behavior. That is why raising awareness about bullying is so vital because it presents opportunities for others to reach out and educate both the victim and perpetrator about the consequences. This may be the only way to make sure that our youth understand the long-term impacts this kind of mistreatment can have on those affected.
Bullying of any kind can take a significant toll on those affected. This is no different for bullying by peers, or peer groups. It can be an extremely difficult experience to confront and has safety considerations for everyone involved. It is important to understand the impact of bullying amongst peer groups to create a safe environment where individuals feel comfortable expressing themselves freely. It’s important for peers to actively take steps to understand how their behavior may be seen as hurtful. We can help ensure that all people have a space where they can feel accepted and respected—where they are free from fear of being mistreated or targeted due to their identity.
The best way to prevent bullying is to build cohesive communities where children feel supported and safe, with strong social bonds to their peers. Community-wide strategies can also help identify and support children who are bullied, redirect the behavior of children who bully, and change the attitudes of adults and youth who tolerate bullying behaviors in peer groups, schools.
Another topic we cover is cyberbullying, which is a form of bullying that has become very common thanks to technology and its advancements. It occurs online through digital devices such as cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can be very harmful and includes sending messages with negative or mean content as well as posting or sharing private information online without permission with the purpose of causing someone embarrassment or humiliation. In some cases, cyberbullying can also cross into unlawful or criminal behavior. All in all, it is important that everyone understand the potential dangers cyberbullying can bring to our well-being and respect each other’s privacy when using digital devices.
Cyberbullying can have devastating impacts on learning, social and emotional wellbeing. The harsh words, threats and insults posted on social media and the internet can cause tremendous amounts of anxiety, fear within individuals and the need for retaliation. We must remember that social media is a powerful tool to connect people but also has the potential to harm our youth’s self-esteem, mental health, and safety. Let’s use social media and modern technology as a positive channel by encouraging positive behavior and open communication between peers, school staff and parents so that children can reach their full learning potentials without feeling threatened or anxious.
Cyberbullying is a very real problem, and it affects people of all ages and social backgrounds. To make matters worse, those who are targeted often have difficulty defending themselves against the abuses they face, which can include hurtful comments, threats, social exclusion, and even physical violence. Unfortunately, social media platforms and the internet have made cyberbullying much easier to accomplish – with anonymity providing a cover of invisibility for bullies to terrorize their victims more easily. Education surrounding cyberbullying is key to raise awareness about what it looks like and how best to protect ourselves as well as our peers from its harmful effects.
Promoting self-defense as an outlet for our youth is an important safety issue that we need to address in our communities. Teaching kids how to manage their energy and ensuring they know ways to conduct themselves in threatening situations can help create a safer atmosphere both inside and outside of the home. Taking self-defense classes may also provide empowerment, help build confidence, and reduce stresses that adolescents face on a day-to-day basis. To best promote safety for the youth in our communities, making sure they understand self-defense methods is essential.
Our extra-curricular activities can be a great way to provide youth with opportunities. It lets children follow their interests and be involved in activities outside the classroom. Whether it’s arts, sports, cultural groups or other programs, youth can learn new skills through hands-on practice, creative projects, and teamwork. They can also experience growth, mentorship, and character building.
Our AYF program promotes and encourages positive social behaviors to create safer, healthier schools and communities
WHY JOIN OUR PROGRAM
At the Angellyh Yambo Foundation, we believe that the future leaders of our world are being developed right here in The Bronx and we’re committed to helping them succeed. We designed our programs to engage our youth with the outside world, giving them the tools they need for success in the future.
Anti Bully/Cyber Bully
Promote Self Defense
Create Healthy Lifestyle
Extra Curricular Activities
Increase Self Confidence
Positive Social Behaviors
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