BULLYING HAS REACHED EPIDEMIC LEVELS IN THE US. COOL KIND KID® HAS FUN PROACTIVE, POSITIVE, SOCIAL SKILLS AND BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAMS AND PRODUCTS THAT ARE VIABLE SOLUTIONS FOR PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND KIDS.
Bullying is in the news every day. It’s starting in preschool now, as young as age 3. Cyber-bullying has become pervasive, and the youth suicide rate has doubled in the last 10 years. More than 160,000 children stay home from school every day because they fear being bullied. Over 13 million kids will be bullied this year.
All 50 states now have legislation in place directing school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies. We have seen many bullying prevention programs, anti-bullying activities, bullying prevention books, etc., that have been developed to meet this need. However, most of these anti-bullying programs are reactive; and are not addressing the root cause of the problem. Current research is now showing that these reactive measures are not working to stop the bullying. Are we just putting band-aids on our bullying crisis? Are we failing to provide our children with a safe and comfortable school environment?
THE ROOT CAUSE
When asked why we have a bullying epidemic, studies have shown that most Americans believe we have a rudeness epidemic. A bullying cycle has been identified. It’s been shown that rudeness or incivility can lead to bullying, and bullying in turn can escalate into violence. The challenge is breaking the cycle at the beginning, the rudeness or incivility, which is the easiest part of the cycle to address.
Current research is now supporting proactive social skills training, or social competence training, at young ages, as the missing link in bullying prevention. Experts suggest that success in anti-bullying for kids must begin with bullying prevention activities and lessons that stress kindness and empathy; there must be comprehensive social skills programs for kids. Our children want to feel safe, comfortable, confident, and accepted.
Cool Kind Kid provides a proactive solution that helps kids learn the skills needed to reject bullying; increasing their self-esteem, their confidence levels, and their ability to build healthy relationships with peers. As kids embrace Cool Kind Kid, the motivation for bullying is considerably weakened, and behavior improves.
Cool Kind Kid has been at the forefront of addressing bullying proactively by offering bullying books for kids, fun, anti-bullying music-enhanced, pilot tested, kid endorsed, teacher applauded social skills activities and anti-bullying programs for parents, schools, and other learning environments. Children have fun and are engaged as they participate in bullying prevention activities.
As Cool Kind Kid anti-bullying lessons and activities redefine "COOL" for kids, we see increased confidence and changed behavior as kids learn, "The KIND kid is the COOL kid, not the bully."™
Social Skills for Bullying Prevention: Help your Children and Students Reject Bullying through Award-Winning Music, Fun Characters and Activities. Kids are engaged as they learn that they can be both "Cool" and "Kind."