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Every student whether they are black, white, hispanic, asian, bisexual, homosexual etc. should feel protected in our school system. Unfortunately this is not the case for many of our children.The statistics are alarming and it will only get worse if people do not take a stand. No child should be subjected to cruelty from their peers and every child should feel safe in school. Every school in the America should have a zero tolerance policy in place and implement programs to bring anti-bullying awareness.
Please review the following statistics from www.martialartsforpeace.com :

Surveys Show That 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.

  • In a recent study, 77% of the students said they had been bullied. And 14% of those who were bullied
  • said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse.
  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
  • 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies.
  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
  • 100,000 students carry a gun to school.
  • 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home.
  • A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools.
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.
  • Playground statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%.
  • Letter to
    Representative of Education in every state/http://www.house.gov/ US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    Representative Jared Polis
    Representative Rob Woodall
    and 20 others
    Representative Todd Rokita
    Representative Steve Womack
    Representative Larry Bucshon
    Representative John Carney
    Representative Gus Bilirakis
    Representative Martha Roby
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Representative Doris Matsui
    Representative Ed Pastor
    Representative Raul Labrador
    Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
    Representative Don Young
    Representative Eni Faleomavaega
    Representative Elizabeth Esty
    Representative Eleanor Norton
    Representative Madeleine Bordallo
    Representative Tulsi Gabbard
    Representative Rodney Davis
    Representative Virginia Foxx
    President of the United States
    I just signed the following petition addressed to: U.S. House of Representatives

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    Every school needs to implement anti bullying programs into the school system. Everyone needs to be educated on this subject. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is one of the most effective anti bullying programs. Bullying is no longer a 'rite of passage' and it is time for everyone to take a stand.
    Thank You,
    Lisa Cowell
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    Sincerely,
    Lisa Cowell