One in seven students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. Six out of 10 teenagers say they witness bullying in school once each day. More than one in three kids have been threatened online. And nearly two-thirds of bullied kids never report it.
We are building a global platform designed to help people to recognize, avoid, defuse, and defeat bullying, in all its forms, everywhere.
And we’re starting with kids, the most vulnerable victims of and the most potent antidotes to bullying.
You can help. Donate now, then read more below, or just scroll down to the “Contact Us” form and fill it out. We’ll get back to you ASAP with details, including your “angel investor”/crowdfunding options and the unique thank-you gifts you can receive.
What is KidsTeachingKids.org (aka KTK)?
A global platform designed to empower kids to create, curate, rate, and share videos on almost any subject. The KidsTeachingKids.org team has decided to focus initially on helping people to build resiliency in the face of bullying.
Whenever one person or group is put down or excluded, the entire human community is made poorer. To help people overcome bullying behavior and strengthen resistance to bullying is to build a better, richer world.
Kids who learn to stand against bullying while young can refine and strengthen those skills as they mature. And kids being kids, many will be eager to share what they learn with peers, parents, and any adults who will listen.
Bullying: the problem
Everyone has experienced bullying, as bully, as victim, or both. It happens in all species. At all ages. And comes in many forms. Online, at school, at work, at play, or at home. Elder abuse is bullying. So is child abuse. And any kind of shaming. And just about every “-ism” you can name.
Kids are the most vulnerable and profoundly damaged victims of bullying.
- 1 in 7 students in grades K – 12 are either a bully or have been a victim of bullying.
- An estimated 160,000 U.S. children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.
- 83% of girls and 79% of boys report experiencing harassment.
- Six out of 10 teenagers say they witness bullying in school once a day.
- 35% of kids have been threatened online.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBTQ youth report being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation.
- 57% of boys and 43% of girls reported being bullied because of religious or cultural differences.
- Bullies often go on to perpetrate violence later in life: 40% of boys identified as bullies in grades 6 through 9 had three or more arrests by age 30.
- One out of every 10 students who drop out of school does so because of repeated incidents of bullying.
- 75% of shooting incidents at schools have been linked to bullying and harassment.
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it.
- Nearly 70% of students think schools respond poorly to bullying.
- When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
– from Bullying Facts and the Challenge to be Met, by the Anti-Bullying Institute at the Riverside Medical Center Charitable Foundation, based on data from the National Education Association, the PACER Center, and StopBullying.gov.
Bullying: the opportunity
There is great worth in growing the skills and strengths needed to stand against bullying, to recognize it, and to help those who bully free themselves from it and the circumstances that lead to it. By doing so, we are working toward nothing less than a greater flowering of humanity and a better world.
We are committed to transforming lives and communities through education and example. We want to help build upon the best in each of us, to make the world a better place.
As we can help people overcome bullying behavior and strengthen resistance to bullying, we are building a better world.
How You Can Help
Read all about it: Want to know more about how people and organizations are beating bullying around the world? Check out our weekly online newspaper, The Anti-Bullying Beacon!
Share your opinions: The KTK team wants to help share helpful anti-bullying resources with everyone who needs them. If you’ve seen or heard online content you think others should know about — to use or avoid! — please take our brief Content Review Survey (anonymously, if you prefer).
Get social with us: Since we’re just getting started, we need all the help we can get with getting our message out. If you’re on social media, you can find us on Facebook at https://fb.me/KTKUSA, and on Twitter as @KTK_USA. And if www.kidsteachingkids.org is too much typing, www.KTK.life will get you here. Feel free to share!
In addition: We are seeking the resources, talents, and support of individuals who would like to join us. Each person, regardless of circumstances, can contribute in some way. The KTK team looks forward to your contribution, in whatever form and size is comfortable for you. Fill out the “Contact Us!” form below, and let’s continue the conversation. Thanks for your help, and for sharing our desire to help kids resist and overcome bullying.