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OUR MISSION



This foundation was started to raise awareness on the subject of abuse and anti-bullying, giving
individuals the tools to recognize and eliminate the culture of abuse and bullying. We will create symposiums
and workshops to inform parents and guardians, teachers, coaches, and group leaders, along with others, on the
subject of recognizing abuse, bullying prevention and anti – bullying methods using sensitivity training and
role – play. We will use trained individuals and organizations to facilitate lessons while working with various
locations locally, nationwide and eventually worldwide, that require such assistance.




WHO WE ARE



BILLY THE BULL ANTI-BULLYING FOUNDATION is a 2014, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation. Our focus is
raising awareness through symposiums and workshops directed at parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, caretakers, community
groups and group leaders, on the local, state, national and eventually international levels. Our goal is the eradication
of bullying and abuse wherever it occurs, by empowering individuals with the necessary interpersonal tools,, and providing
effective contact information with government agencies and outreach programs. The Billy the Bull mascot shall serve as an
accessible and non-threatening spokesperson that will carry the message from the oldest of our elderly to the youngest of
our children. Billy the Bull will travel to various locations and meet with parents, students and teachers to create the
connective component for the children to better understand and recognize “Billy” as a symbol of a safe and trusted friend.


HOW CAN WE HELP? – Our mission is twofold. Our organization will travel to schools, clubs, and geriatric
facilities that are in need of intervention and awareness. Bullying and abuse are learned behaviors. By identifying the
source of these behaviors in the bullies, we will work to replace these behaviors through demonstrations of compassion and
forgiveness, promotions of empathy and sympathy, and the development of self-esteem, as low-self-esteem of the bully is
often a core issue. We are currently gathering information on grants and hope to work with other like minded organizations
to create our symposiums to further our mission. We would appreciate any and all assistance on ways to develop and build
financial support from the public.


Our secondary focus is the safe distribution of Billy the Bull’s material to the right people. Displaying a decal with
Billy’s likeness on your car window, residence or business establishment clearly represents you are committed to stand
up for AND assist another individual who is being subject to bullying. This means that whether it is a child or elderly
person that is being bullied, whether abused or otherwise needs the assistance of a competent adult, we will stand up and
act. Displaying the Billy the Bull emblem creates a responsibility to assist in any way you can, including contacting
available agencies to render their professional assistance. Those who display Billy the Bull will be given access to all
of our organization’s resources, including our web site that will provide the resource lists of local agencies with
contact information and locations for immediate assistance.


WHAT CAN TEACHERS DO?


• Reach out. Teach students to extend themselves and be a friend. There is safety in numbers. It’s rare for a popular
kid to be bullied. Most kids get picked on because they don’t have any friends or anyone to stand up for them. When kids
befriend someone being bullied, bullies are less likely to pick on them. Friendship can also provide children the support
and the confidence to stand up for themselves. When more kids stand up to bullies, the bullies will be more likely to realize
their actions are not okay.


• Speak up. Teach the students that it is okay to ask others to help. It is also important to speak up for others who
are afraid to do it themselves. Silence engenders suffering.


• Get an adult. Kids who are bullied are often afraid to ask an adult for help because they think it will make the bullying
worse. Kids can help by telling an adult what is happening, or going to speak to an adult with the kids being bullied.


*** Permission: Source National Crime Prevention Council: http://www.ncpc.org/about


WHAT CAN YOU DO?


Standing up to peers is a hard thing to do for people of all ages. But you can make it easier for kids by giving them the
confidence and the support they need to do so. Here are some ways parents can help children develop these traits:


• Teach children to be assertive. Emphasize peaceful ways to solve problems and encourage kids to stand up for themselves
verbally, not violently.


• Show kids safe ways to help others. Make it clear that you expect kids to take action if they see someone being hurt,
or if they are hurt themselves.


• Hold kids accountable. If children stand by and watch someone being bullied, make it clear that their behavior hurts
the victim too.


• Get to know their friends. Encourage your children to invite their friends to your home or accompany you on family outings.


• Be a good example. If you see someone being bullied or hurt, help them.


• Build empathy in your kids. If you see examples of people being bullied or hurt in movies, television, or books, talk
with your children about how these people must feel. Ask your children how they would feel in that situation and what
they would do to make it better. Point out ways characters helped out, or didn’t, and have your children think up
different ways to help.


• Help them develop social skills. From a young age, encourage your children to play with others and to be friends
with many different people. Have them spend time with people of different ages, backgrounds, races, ethnicities,
religions, and mental and physical abilities.


*** Permission: Source National Crime Prevention Council: http://www.ncpc.org/about