Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

bullying-stop-signDid you know that every 7 minutes a child is bullied and that adults intervene in only 4 percent of bullying incidents on the playground and 14 percent of incidents in the classroom?

Because of this, the Girl Scouts of Colorado recently developed a program entitled “Power Up.” The program focuses on encouraging the 85% of girls who are bystanders to bullying behavior to stand up and defend targets and make the world a better place. Power Up teaches girls how to identify bullying; address bullies, targets and bystanders; and give girls the tools they need to intervene when they see bullying.

Are you helping to teach your girls about bullying? We are holding a program revolving around Social Media entitled “It’s Amazing What Girls Face Today.” The program will teach girls how to be responsible, stay safe, and enjoy this new and ever-changing technology. Some bullying takes place on social media sites and this is a great program to show girls how they can not engage in bullying on these websites and how they can help someone who may be bullied on social media. The program is open to girls in grades 6-12 and all girls should be accompanied by an adult. For more information about the program, click here.

Stay tuned to our program page for other programs that may be offered for girls addressing the issue of bullying.

How are you talking to girls about bullying? We’d like to hear your ideas and stories!

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