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Cyberbullying Infographic for Parents of Martial Arts Students

By Member Solutions

person-woman-apple-iphone-largeFor years, the Martial Arts community has been a major supporter National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, which takes place in October. Many Martial Artists  are publicly recognized as authorities on bullying prevention techniques, self-defense and personal safety.

Recently, bullying has entered a new frontier – the internet. With the rise of cyberbullying, Martial Arts school owners are working to bring awareness to this serious issue and its devastating consequences.

To help with this goal, Member Solutions developed an infographic to help educate parents about the dangers of cyberbullying. Readers will learn facts, warning signs and tips for how to handle cyberbullying.

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How to Turn Martial Arts Mat Chats into Anti-Bullying Educational Opportunities

By Peter Trikilas

Martial Arts studios, dance schools and day cares look forward to the back to school season more so than any other time of year. It’s one of the most important times for our businesses.

Yet for millions of children worldwide, returning to school is simply terrifying.

A few months back, I read an article on Yahoo about how the number of teenage and adolescent suicides spike at the end of August and beginning of September. It’s no coincidence that this is when all students go back to school. Students return to an environment where being socially accepted can literally mean life or death.

As business owners and professionals, we have a responsibility to make sure we mentally, physically and emotionally prepare our students for hardships. Although October is National Bullying Prevention Month, it’s important to prepare our students year-round, so that they may be better equipped to face challenges.

In this article, I’ll cover four different types of bullying and how to address bullying through mat chats held during Martial Arts classes.  Continue reading

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The 3 Ps, Bullying Prevention & YOU: Going Beyond the Public School Classroom

By Korbett Miller

g--marketing-blog-all_blog_images-optimized_images_forblogposts-child_bully-resized-600It was like an episode from the old Batman series “Boom! … Pow! … Crack!”.

There I was, just a young boy, minding my own business, standing out in front of Christiancy Elementary in Michigan, when this young guy named Allen (who happened to be a grade below me), said “I heard what you said about my mother!”, and then proceeded to give me one of the worst beatings of my life.

What’s amazing is that this happened several times more, even after I approached my teacher.

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Help! Looking for Bullying Prevention Tips to Incorporate into Martial Arts Classroom

By Member Solutions

Client Question: This question is for the Advisory Team. With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, I want to make a special effort to incorporate bullying prevention curriculum into our lessons.

Any suggestions or recommendations on what to add to a lesson that has worked for you in the past?  Continue reading

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4 Ways to Make a Difference During National Bullying Prevention Month

By Marlee Aversa

“One in every four students is bullied. The end of bullying begins with you.” – PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. This is a time when you, your staff, your students and community can unite to raise awareness of bullying prevention. There are many ways to get involved and show your support. Start with these simple activities and resources … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Incorporate Bullying Awareness, Education & Prevention Into Martial Arts Schools

By Peter Trikilas

bullying-preventionBullying. It’s an all-too-common word we have become accustomed to in our vocabulary. The emotional and physical damages of bullying can leave unimaginable tolls on any and every individual that has been a victim of this grievous act.

All too often, we see news articles and hear countless stories of students who have been affected by bullying. Recent bullying and hazing practices at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey are just an example of what our children and students face on a constant basis.

As Martial Artists and business professionals, we have a “social responsibility” to help guide, nurture and prepare our students for this inevitable danger.

Here are five ways to make bullying awareness, education and prevention part of your Martial Arts curriculum:

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Putting the Sherlock Holmes Evaluation to Work to Address Bullying

By Brett Lechtenberg

magnifying-glassI recently put together an anti-bullying special report that spells out the steps to take to successfully deal with bullying problems at school.

In this post, I’ll share part of the parent sequence to fixing the problem. It’s what I call the Sherlock Holmes Evaluation. This is where the parent gathers as much information as possible from their child about what is going on with the bully.

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How to Run a Successful Anti-Bullying Event in Your Martial Arts School

By Dave Kovar

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an event founded by PACER (the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) in 2006. With awareness of bullying at an all-time high this time of year, it’s an excellent opportunity for Martial Arts schools to contribute to their communities by hosting free anti-bullying classes.

I founded Martial Artists Against Bullying (MAAB) because I believe that no other industry is in a better position to do something about bullying than the Martial Arts industry. Since we launched the program, several of our members have successfully conducted the “Done with Bullying” program at their schools, with hundreds more pledging to do so within the next year.

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10 Ways to Get Involved & Make a Difference During National Bullying Prevention Month

By Kristen Campbell

no-bullying-signOne in three students report being bullied each week in schools across America.* And those that are bullied can experience long-lasting, devasting effects including depression, anxiety, loss of interest in activities and other health issues.**

Fortunately, bullying awareness, education and prevention efforts are increasing. Communities are joining forces to put a stop to bullying.

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Bullying Prevention Through the Martial Artists Against Bullying (MAAB) Program

By Dave Kovar

Martial-Artists-Against-Bullying-LogoBullying prevention is failing in many environments despite the fact that awareness of the problem is at an all-time high.

Having visited Martial Arts schools all over the world, I know we are already doing a lot to address bullying prevention. The mere act of training in Martial Arts and having children develop a higher level of confidence decreases their chances of being bullied in the first place.

However, we can do a much better job, and we’ll be more effective, if we do it together.

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