B-FORCE is a comic book featuring a superhero and super-heroine who are trying to stamp out bullying, by teaching victims how to deal with it and by helping bullies recognize and deal with the reasons behind their behavior.
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Approximately 160,000 students stay home from school every day because they’re afraid of being bullied. The effects of bullying can last a lifetime, not only on the victim but also on those who observe it.
Reporting such acts isn’t ratting someone out. It’s taking responsibility for the wellbeing of you and your friends. It’s taking power away from the bully and reclaiming it for his or her victims.
“Down with bullying. Don’t be a blustering, browbeating person who makes a habit of acting cruel by intimidating others through threats, insults, or aggressive behavior. And don’t put up with others who do.”
From the Teacher's Guide:
Does your school have an anti-bullying policy in place? Does your state or school district require one? The effects of bullying can last a lifetime, not only on the victim, but also on those who observe it. So, it’s important that schools create and enforce a “no bullying policy,” and if students are involved in creating this atmosphere, they’re more likely to observe the rules and appreciate its importance.