December 15, 2017


D.A.R.E. America continues to focus on awareness, education, and prevention of bullying involving students at school, in the class and on the playground, and after school.  The safety and health of children is the highest priority of the D.A.R.E. program.  No one deserves to be the victim of bullying.

Cyber Bullying Addressed at Cobre School Board Meeting

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2016

BAYARD — Cyber bullying is a problem parents need to address and one that can be handled through the D.A.R.E. program according to members of the Cobre Consolidated Schools Board at its most recent meeting. Student representative Hannah Burnette discussed cyber bullying board meeting after the topic originated at a student meeting. Burnette said students are unsure how to confront cyber bullying and that it seemed like a problem parents should address. Cobre superintendent Robert…

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D.A.R.E. Adds Bullying and Critical Thinking to its Program

Posted on Sep 8th, 2016

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - Central Point School Officers say the program D.A.R.E. is adding bullying and critical thinking to its program. They say in past years the program only covered drugs and alcohol. "Sometimes there's a disconnect between fifth grade and their high school years and that's something we're trying to fix now," Officer J.R. Godley said. Officer Godley says the program starts at the fifth grade level, with parent permission. He says a second officer will be working full…

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Know the Warning Signs of Bullying

Posted on Aug 5th, 2016

Before your children go back to school, there are a few things parents should know on the subject of bullying. Dana Mudrock has been in law enforcement for 19 years, 17 as an officer, and has worked in Forensics, Patrol, Special Victims Unit, Civil, and is currently assigned to the Riverton City precinct working as the D.A.R.E Officer for Riverton. She has teaches the D.A.R.E. program at 7 elementary schools and within that program teaches a lesson on bullying. What is bullying? Dana…

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Study: Mental Health Effects Of Bullying Even Worse Than Effects Of Abuse By Adults

Posted on Apr 29th, 2015

From Forbes, by David DiSalvo. Image by Stop_bullying_Serbia_23.02.2008.jpg: ClaudiusGothicusderivative work: TheCuriousGnome (Stop_bullying_Serbia_23.02.2008.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. According to a new study, those bullied by peers often suffer even worse long-term mental health outcomes than those maltreated by adults early in life. The effects of both sorts of abuse are well-documented, but this is the first study to examine whether bullying, on its own, results…

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Players leave court mid-game to confront bully of cheerleader with Down syndrome

Posted on Mar 12th, 2015

From Fox News. A group of middle school basketball players walked off the court in the middle of a game when they heard bullying coming from the stands directed at cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, who has Down syndrome. “One of the kids stepped up and said, ‘Don’t mess with her,’” Brandon Morris, who was the boys seventh-grade coach at Lincoln Middle School in Wisconsin, told Kenosha News. Eighth-graders Chase Vasquez, Miles Rodriguez and Scooter Terrien stormed off the court…

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Anti-bullying campaign empowering Loveland students

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

Loveland City Schools Human Resources Assistant Superintendent Keith Koehne, left, and Superintendent Chad Hilliker wear their "Be an Upstander" shirts from My Voice, My Choice's anti-bullying campagin to empower bystanders. (Photo: Heather Higdon). From Loveland City Schools’ counseling department is working to make a culture of acceptance and caring in the district. Loveland High School Counselor Jamie Gordon and School Nurse Judy Leamy presented about the…

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A united front against bullying

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Shemar Johnson leads an anti-bullying march in Scotland Neck Saturday morning, as others behind him chant, sing and carry signs. From The Daily Herald. SCOTLAND NECK — After one of their own nearly killed himself due to being bullied, dozens of Scotland Neck residents marched together Saturday morning in an effort to stop bullying in the community. North East Carolina Prep School student Shemar Johnson, 15, said he was bullied while he was still at Enfield Middle School because of…

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“Stop the bullying now” — How teen with autism is speaking out, giving back

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

From ALLEGAN, Mich. – Bryce Frost, 14, made the decision to start eighth grade in home school, after he said he faced years of bullying abuse in public school. He grew up with autism, and in third grade, his family said he was often bullied to the point of fainting; even diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when he was younger. “I was not really learning that much, because basically I was afraid somebody would come back and behind my back, I was…

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Bullying Prevention: The Power of Empathy

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

From The Huffington Post. Coauthored by Jennifer Kahn and Richard Weissbourd. October was National Bullying Prevention Month. For many schools and programs, this signifies a time to amp up anti-bullying messages, hashtags, rallies, posters and t-shirts. It's time for workshops ranging from how to be an upstander to how to reduce cyberbullying. For many parents, it's a time to remind children that bullying is not OK and to ask them how they might react if they witness bullying in their…

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The Fight Against Bullying: Taking It Up A Notch

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

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From The Huffington Post. By Marlo Thomas. I once watched my father break up a fight. He was walking me home from school, and we passed by four boys on the sidewalk, three of them menacing the fourth, who was smaller and looked scared. Just as we approached, the biggest of the boys threw a punch at the little one, and it landed. Dad was outraged. "What do you think you're doing?!" he hollered, separating the children and gathering the bullied boy beneath one arm. "Go home!" he…

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