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Bully prevention tools

The bullying issue

What works to stop bullying and what doesn't work

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Criminology, anti-bullying programs are having negative effects and actually making the bullying situation worse instead of better. Researchers found that in order for a bully prevention program to truly work it must change the school's climate. This means changing values and expectations of youth, teachers and school administration.

Articles based on the latest research

Key Club 's response to bullying

Key Club International is teaming up with Project Happiness. Project Happiness specializes in emotional resilience-building programs, which provide proven techniques to cultivate one's own authentic happiness drawing from the three pillars of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.

Through strength-based curriculum, Project Happiness is working to help create a world where:
  • School bullying will no longer be a socially accepted behavior
  • Young adults will be taught to know and value their passions and personal strengths, and become more compassionate to themselves and others
  • Building one’s character will be as important as building one’s resume
  • Success will be measured by the degree to which we experience meaningful, fulfilling lives (not just by our job titles and credentials)
Learn more about Key Club's effort to spread happiness and nurture growth of kindness, compassion and empathy.

K-Kids members can spread happiness too

Encourage K-Kids to improve the school environment by spreading happiness. Share these project ideas with club members and let them decide how to make an impact.  

Sticker love 

Print these fun stickers on Avery stickers #5294. Give one sheet of stickers to each K-Kids member with instructions to brainstorm ways the stickers can be used to spread happiness. Remember, no sticking them to surfaces they might harm. Here are some ideas to get K-Kids members started. Create a poster, make greeting cards to give away, or work as a group to create one big happiness bulletin board. 

Give away happy books 

Print the happy book on colorful paper, cut, hole punch and tie with yarn. Distribute happy books to students and adults at school. This little book will help the owner practice gratitude every day, a technique that increases happiness. 

Acts of kindness fortune teller 

Print fortune tellers and distribute them to club members. Work with club members to fold the fortune tellers. Distribute fortune tellers to students during the lunch hour and instruct them to do use them to do good deeds throughout the day. Be sure to get approval from the principal before distributing these. 

Power of nice cards

Print the power of  nice cards, cut and give to K-Kids member to distribute to others. The cards provide instructions about what to do. Do something nice for someone, then pass the card to this person and tell him/her to do the same. 

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