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    The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates that one-third of school-aged children in the United States are affected by bullying every year, as a target, as one who bullies or as both.  Recognizing the importance of keeping kids safe, our organization has partnered with the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to bring Bully Prevention training to ATA Schools and the Communities we serve.  This is done through a unique engagement with a character known as Agent G.

   Starting in 2011 we extended our expertise to Woodrow Wilson Elementary school with assemblies.  This has since extended into other elementary schools in Manhattan and the surrounding areas.  

    Additionally, in 2015 we were honored to be part of an international group of authors to write BULLYPROOF: Unleash the Hero Inside Your Kid!  It was even more humbling when it became an Amazon Best Seller in less than 24 hours.  The support we received from the community was incredible.  As great as our book is, it is only a stepping stone to even more.  That is why we have used our knowledge and expertise to create an educational web page for you, our BULLYPROOF supporters.

    We have created this free video series that allows parents, guardians or educators to take your kid(s) through training to BULLYPROOF them.  This is not a quick fix, or is something you give to your child and walk away.  This is an interactive, educational experience that you have to do with them to help them; repetition is key.  You will be able to revisit this site multiple times, as well as share it with your friends and colleagues.  It is for you.  Scroll down to get started.

    We do offer regular BULLYPROOF training in multiple forms.  Through our Taekwondo program, one time seminars at our facility, in-school assemblies, in-school classroom training and teacher in-service training.  If you are interested in any of these, please contact us at 785.539.9161 or manhattanata@sbcglobal.net.

    Thank You

    Troy Auman & Scott Hertzig   


Introduction

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Introduction is a short video designed for the parent or teacher to explain the program how it works and how you can be as effective as possible while presenting this program.

Lesson #1 - What Is and What Isn't Bullying

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What Is and What Isn't Bullying

This video covers examples of what is and isn't bullying.

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending him or herself.

Lesson #2 - How to Think First

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How to Think First

This video teaches us how to clear our mind for good decisions.

The hardest thing to do is to THINK when we are being threatened.  Learning to use Tactical Breathing, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth to slow your heart rate a clear your mind.

Lesson #3 - 1st Thing to Do

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First Thing to Do

This video helps us understand what to do if we are being bullied.

 

Lesson #4 - Choosing Actions

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Choosing Actions

This video we will discuss choosing what to do when someone bullies you.

If you are being bullied you need to choose the right action.

  • Say "So"
  • Walk Away
  • Go to friend for support
  • Other

Lesson #5 - How to Stand

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How to Stand

This video covers how to stand so you're not bullied.

How we ACT is important.  To keep someone from bullying us, we need to ACT like we are not a kid that can bully.

Lesson #6 - Keeping Your Distance

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Keeping Your Distance

 

Lesson #7 - How to Look

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How to Look

 

Lesson #8 - How to Talk

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How to Talk

 

Lesson #9 - Tattling vs. Telling

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Tattling vs. Telling

 

Lesson #10 - Be a Defender

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Be a Defender