Stand4Hope Online Training

We’re always looking for more information about how to educate people about bullying. Recently we can across a great online training course that costs just $5. If you are a parent, teen, or educator who is interested in helping to stop bullying check out and their online training program!

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What bravery REALLY looks like

Last Friday I talked to a few hundred kids about how to deal with bullies. We talked about two different “word blocks” from Verbal Judo for kids. All around the kids learned some cool new ways to deal with people who are making fun of them but the really interesting thing came a day or two later at the Apple […]

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Online Bullying Prevention Course for Professionals

Hazelden has an online 2 hour course for professionals about bullying. They also have other online courses that are worth looking into. If your a teacher or youth worker you might look into taking this online course.  

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FAST Defense Comes to Noble County

Zach Hayden, a local self-defense expert and martial artist joined other experts that traveled worldwide to attend the recent Instructor Certification for the FAST Defense program. FAST Defense is the result of an evolution in a self-defense system that started thirty five years ago and was voted Black Belt Magazine’s Best Self-Defense in the Industry. FAST is an acronym for […]

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Olweus and the ATA

Olweus is one of the world leaders in Bully research and prevention. Recently the ATA (American Taekwondo Association) has partnered with Olweus to offer bully prevention education to students and parents across the country. Check out the resent post on the Olweus website! You can also see more at  

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Words are Worse then Sticks and Stones – Video

Have you seen this video? Read the whole story here!

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A 14-Year-Old Girl’s Nightmare…From One Text!

From The Blaze: Sexting, or sending sexual text messages to friends, is a surprisingly common phenomenon among the youth. As of 2009, about 20% of teens admitted to “sexting,” according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. In the New York Times, there‘s a sad and shocking story of how sexting altered one young girl’s life. She was […]

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Check out this Bullying Parent Book

Hayden’s ATA in Kendallville has been going around Noble County talking about Verbal Self-Defense. Your child may have been exposed to this great program through a local school or library. Check out the link above for a parent course from the creators of Verbal Judo for Children and this link for an online booklet about verbal self-defense.

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Cyberbullying Infographic
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Justin Bieber, MTV & Facebook take on Cyberbullying!

From Justin Bieber has teamed up with MTV and Facebook to take a stand against cyberbullying. The teen star called for young people to post an action to MTV’s Draw Your Line, a virtual map and support forum that tracks efforts to stop digital abuse. To spur participation, Bieber is offering a chance to win one of 14 prizes just by […]

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