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  • 2019 Community Conversation on Bullying Join Defeat the Label and The Meemic Foundation for the 4th Annual Community Conversation on Bullying

    The Community Conversation on Bullying is taking place on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at the Oakland Schools Event Center in Waterford, Michigan. This one day conference brings together experts in the field of bullying, student engagement, restorative justice/practices, student behavior, and more, and allows educators, school counselors, administrators, and parents to come together and to discuss the issues that are impacting our students and communities.

  • Date And Time
    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

  • Location
    Oakland Schools Conference Center
    2111 Pontiac Lake Road
    Waterford Township, MI 48328


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

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      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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      60% of children with Aspergers have experienced bullying.

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      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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    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu
    Back to school season is now in full swing. Spend some time doing a “little bit of good” this week!
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