The three main categories of student characteristics are : Assertive, Passive, and Aggressive. Innocent bystander(IB) is the term used for those that are disengaged, uninvolved, disenfranchised. They are anything but innocent. Not taking steps to stop violoent behavior is the same as giving the aggressor a green light. You become the audience to which they can "show off". By walking away, you remove the audience and the excitement dissipates.
When someone steps up and steps in to stop a bullying situation, it usually stops within 10 seconds, according to authorities. With non-invasive educational programs like Bully Be Gone! youth can be taught what it looks like, learn how to respond safely and remove the threat.
Both passive and "innocent bystander" children make great victims. They need to be given the right tools to become assertive and independent individuals that can stand up for themselves. Assertive students are rarely victimized.
Bullies aren't born. They are taught and they can be untaught. Parents and schools can work together to help rewire our kids to help them become successful, contributing citizens. To learn more go to www.indiegogo.com and type in Bully Be Gone A in the search tool. Do it today and become part of the solution to all our futures.