ATA's exclusive 'Agent G Bullying Prevention Program'
In conjunction with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (integrated into all of our classes)
Bullying is one of the troubling issues plaguing schools today. Research has shown that left unchecked, bullying leads to bigger problems, including emotional distress, decreased academic performance, delinquency, depression and even thoughts of suicide. It is destructive for the kids being bullied, the kids doing the bullying, and even kids who witness the bullying. In order to help combat this growing problem, the ATA has teamed up with Olweus to create the most comprehensive bullying prevention program available anywhere: Agent G - The ATA Defender. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is widely recognized by educators and authorities on violence prevention as the leading bullying prevention program available today. For the first time in any martial arts organization we have the real information and the real data about what's going on with bullying and are able to help our children with the tools needed to help deal with bullies, both in and out of an academic setting. Manhattan ATA Taekwondo is the ONLY martial arts school in the area certified to offer the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, the only research based bully prevention program available. We are also the exclusive martial arts academy in the area partnered with Manhattan USD 383 and Wamego USD 320 schools to provide extensive bullying prevention training in the classroom.
At Manhattan ATA Taekwondo, we teach the Olweus Bully Prevention Program, in conjuction with the American Taekwondo Association’s exclusive Agent G - The ATA Defender curriculum, in ALL of our classes. Children will learn valuable skills on how to recognize and react to bullying in this engaging and interactive curriculum. The key takeaways we focus on are developing appropriate responses to difficult situations, confidence building and leadership skills.
*For more information on the American Taekwondo Association’s partnership with the Olweus program, click here
*Master Auman and Mr. Hertzig recently took their knowledge and expertise in bullying prevention and cowrote the Amazon.com #1 Best Selling book 'BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid'.
What you can expect:
- Your child will learn how to react when peers bully them
- Obtain the skills needed to prevent bullying from occurring
- Learn how to recognize potential dangers
- Learn how to protect themselves and others from bullying behavior
- Learn what to do if bullying turns violent