Millions of children worldwide have experienced bullying at school. Any bullying hurts a child’s self-esteem, but at its worst, bullying could lead to high anxiety, bad grades, dropping out of school or even suicide.
The good news: You can help.
Kiwanis is taking a stand against bullying with the help of its Kiwanis youth leadership programs—K-Kids for elementary school students, Builders Club for adolescents and Key Club for teens. That’s why we’re providing educational information and powerful posters to help young people fight bullying in their schools and communities.
Kiwanis believes that:
- Its service leadership programs can be a solution to the bullying crisis many schools face today.
- Students who serve their communities will be less likely to bully their peers, become victims of bullying or stand by and watch it happen to their classmates.
- Members of Kiwanis’ service leadership programs are examples to their peers of how serving others leads to a safe and happy community.
Through service, students learn about the impact they can make on their communities by giving, caring and sharing. Kiwanis-family youth become leaders who help create a safe, bully-free environment. Bully prevention also promotes Kiwanis-family values: serving the people around us, building better communities for ourselves and future generations, and showing others the importance of the Golden Rule.
Join Kiwanis in the fight to end bullying.