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   Teach...

     the importance of being buddies,
     not bullies.

Time for Kids: The Buddy Project

Join Us and Take the Pledge — Stand Up Against
Bullying in Our Community

Buddy Wristbands
and Pledge Cards

In Fall 2013, Dean sent more than 290,000 free buddy wristbands to schools, groups and families throughout Wisconsin.

The buddy wristbands are no longer available, but we hope these resources help you take a stand against bullying in our community.

Bullies don't stand a chance when we all stand together.

Join other kids, adults and leaders in our community by showing your support.

Take the pledge and wear the wristband that says:
Be a Buddy Not a Bully.
 

Why You Should Make This Pledge

71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their schools.

15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of some form of bullying.

1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of a bully.

Only about a third of bully victims report the bullying to someone at school.

There is a relationship between bullying or being bullied and other types of violence.

 
References:

www.bullyingstatistics.org
The National Education Association
Make Beats Not Beatdowns

Supporting Resources

Teacher's Guide
This guide will assist you in using the Buddy Wristbands in your classroom

Small Poster
This 8.5x11 poster can be printed out to hang in your school or event location

Stop Bullying

Visit StopBullying.gov for resources on bullying, cyberbullying and how to get help.

Time for Kids & Channel 3

Dean is proud to partner with WISC-TV Channel 3 on this important initiative.

Visit the Time for Kids section on channel3000.com for more resources on keeping kids healthy!

Time for Kids in the News

Recent videos and news articles about Time for Kids, as covered by the media.

Buddy Project: Dodgeville Students Learn About Bullies, Bystanders, WISC-TV, December 9, 2013

Be a Buddy, not a Bully, WISC-TV, November 5, 2013

Badgers Basketball Players Say Buddies, Not Bullies, WISC-TV, November 1, 2013 

Emotional Screening of 'Bully,' WISC-TV, October 23, 2013

Sun Prairie Students Take Anti-Bullying Pledge, WISC-TV, September 25, 2013

Support the Buddy Project, WISC-TV, September 23, 2013

We're All Responsible for Ending Bullying, Wisconsin State Journal, September 11, 2013

Impact of Bullying, WISC-TV, September 9, 2013

For The Record: Bullying, WISC-TV, July 7, 2013

Support The Buddy Project, WISC-TV, May 7th, 2013

Local Teen, Doctor Shift Balance of Power from Bullies, WISC-TV, May 6, 2013

More Coverage
of Dean in the News