The Much-Overlooked Problem of Bullying
- In the US alone, each day 160,000 children avoid school due to fear of bullying
- 14% of K-12 students has reported to be a victim of bullying
- 71% percent of students admit to bullying being a problem at their school
Even more upsetting is the following statistic: Victims of bullying are 2-9 times more likely to commit suicide (source: Yale University). Bullying includes name calling, isolation, physical threats and even physical abuse. No precious child should ever have to endure any of this, ever. Especially in school, where parents expect their children to be nurtured in a safe environment.
Bully, a documentary released in 2012, gives an excellent portrayal of the severity of this issue and the effect it has on its young victims. Please take 2 minutes of your time to watch this short trailer.
It’s Time to Take a Stand
Each quarter, Prana to the People chooses a fund for which to donate the profits of our gratitude journal app. This quarter we’ve selected No Bully (visit site here). No Bully’s mission is to bring innovative, sustainable solutions to bullying, harassment and violence in schools. Awareness is the solution. Once awareness reaches a critical mass and kids learn that bullying is actually “not cool”, we’ll have the paradigm shift we’ve been looking for.
How can you help? Two options:
- Spend $0.99 on Gratitude Journey (Prana’s gratitude journal iPhone app) and your contribution will go straight to No Bully
- Contribute directly to No Bully: here
If you’re passionate about fair treatment of all people, especially our little ones, please help out this cause. Bullying is a solvable problem and it’s within our hands to make a contribution for the betterment of our planet. Thank you so much for reading.
CEO, Prana to the People
Prana to the People is a non-profit company with two main goals. First, to leverage modern technology in order to spread happiness. This is the motivation for the release of the iPhone gratitude journal app, Gratitude Journey. The second and most important goal is to take all of the profits generated by the app and funnel them to non-profits that are dear to our hearts.
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