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  • We’ve all been called names. Many of us have been bullied. Enough is Enough!

    • What We Do

      Defeat the Label strives to promote an inclusive, judgement free society.

    • How We Do It

      Defeat the Label believes that in order to end bullying, we have to put the power back where it belongs, in the hands of our students.

    • Students

      Empower students to take a stand for themselves and others by providing them with the skills and tools necessary to create a bully free society.

    • Educators

      Collaborate and empower educators to provide a safe school environment for all.

    • Communities

      Advocate on behalf of students and educators on the importance of creating a bully free society, void of social labels and labels and stereotypes.

  • Educational Programming & Educational Events

    We offer a variety of ways that students and their communities can learn how to empower themselves and stand up against bullying.
    Defeat the Label’s programs are designed to help schools engage in proactive efforts to build awareness, reduce bullying and create empathy.
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      Cyberbullying

      90% of teens who report being cyberbullied have also been bullied offline.

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      Reports

      25% of all students report being bullied at school.

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      Tell Your Parents

      58% of kids have not told their parent or an adult about something that happened to them online.

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      Tell A Student

      64% of children who were bullied did not report it.

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      Aspergers

      60% of children with Aspergers have experienced bullying.

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      Autism

      40% of children with Autism have experienced bullying.

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      Bias-based Bullying

      More than 1/3 of adolescents report bias-based bullying.

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      Online Bullying

      58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online.

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  • Embrace Your Creative Side and Show Someone You Care!

    This week, we challenge you to express your feelings through art. Then give the piece that you created to someone to make them feel loved or cared for! 

     

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      “Not the Hippopotamus” by Sandra Boynton: A Story of Exclusion
      We spend a lot of our time at Defeat the Label talking with students through our Upstander and In Your School programs. These programs are geared to students in grades K-12. Talking about bullying and peer alienation in High Schools and Middle Schools is always a rewarding experience.  The students [...]
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      Bullying vs. Teasing
      This time of year we are often asked by the schools to come and speak to their students about the difference between teasing and bullying. Some students have a general idea of the difference between the two but the line is still blurred for others. If you are looking for [...]
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      Peer Harassment and Bullying
      Here are just some examples of what peer pressure relating to bullying behaviors can look like: Trash talking or putting someone down Making it known that you and your group are better than someone else or another group Purposefully excluding someone Encouraging someone to “retweet” or “repost” a picture or [...]
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      Is Exclusion a Form of Bullying?
      Social Exclusion in schools is increasingly being recognized as bullying. As a form bullying, social exclusion is when a child feels alone or left out because of the manipulation of their peer relationships and social status. Examples of Social Exclusion: Leaving someone out on purpose Telling other students not to [...]
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      Addressing Cyberbullying in the Classroom
      Although Cyberbullying happens outside the classroom, it can often carry over into the classroom resulting in behavior changes and problems among students. In some cases, students can become so worried about cyber bullying that it can begin to have an effect on their school work and even make them afraid [...]
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      How to tell if your child is being bullied
      Frequently we get emails from parents, teachers and other concerned adults asking how they can tell if a young person in their life is the victim of bullying. While we always encourage parents and support people to keep open lines of communications with their children, we know that especially during [...]
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