In light of the Bullying Epidemic running rampant in the school systems across America, Breanna Lynn, an eighteen year old singer/songwriter, has a passion to appeal to the elementary and Middle School masses as a peer instead of a teacher. Her goal is to be relatable and to dive into the depths of her own personal experience in order to encourage others to stand up to bullying.
Through her music and sharing her experiences of being bullied, Breanna Lynn hopes to help the thousands of teenagers struggling with their self-image and other bullying related issues. Due to the recent growth of teen suicide as a result of bullying, Breanna aims to help her peers realize that there is a different answer.
Breanna Lynn is a Teen Champion for the Pacer Organization, Teens Against Bullying and has designed this specialized program to offer the greatest impact for your school system.
The Break The Chain Campaign goals are:
1. To educate the students on the different forms of bullying, the effects of bullying and why kids tend to bully.
2. to change what “cool” means. Bullying is often a power play to be in control and be perceived as cool.
3. To raise the overall self-image of the student body.
4. To share Breanna Lynn’s personal experience of bullying in hopes that others will be able to relate and gain understanding from her experience.
5. To let kids know that suicide is not an option.
6. To inspire hope in those feeling hopeless.
7. To encourage schools to develop the “Guardian Award”©2012 to honor the student, at the year-end awards ceremonies, who has taken the greatest stand against bullying during the school year. (See attached for a description of the Guardian Award)
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School Presentation Outline:
a. Breanna’s Story
i. History of bullying
ii. Emotional effects
iii. Using music as an outlet
iv. Inspiration to make a difference
II. What is bullying?
iii. Any physical touch meant to hurt another
ii. Mean words
iii. Cold shoulder
iv. Cyber bullying
III. Effects of bullying
a. Self talk
c. Self esteem
d. Encouraging the victims
IV. What to do if you are being bullied
a. Remove yourself
b. Speak out
c. Responding creatively to diffuse the bullying
d. Finding healthy outlets to process the emotional effects of bullying
V. Why do people bully?
i. Poor self image
ii. Problems at home
iii. Avoiding bullying by connecting with the bullies
b. To be “cool”
VI. Consequences bullies have to face
a. Responsibility for the effects of their bullying
i. Real life stories
VII. Redefine the meaning of “Cool”
a. C – Compassionate
b. O – Open Minded
c. O – Other’s Focused
d. L – Loving
VIII. Music break – Breanna Lynn will play 3 songs she wrote about bullying
a. Stand Up
b. Breaking Chains
IX. The Guardian Award (Optional Section)
a. What it is
i. Teacher will select a student at the end of the year that best exemplifies a guardian
ii. Breanna Lynn will present the teacher with items for the award to be displayed until the end of the year
b. True stories of guardians
c. Invitation for students to write Breanna Lynn with their guardian stories
X. Open for questions
The Guardian Award ©2012
The Guardian Award is an optional incentive program created by Breanna Lynn to be given at the end of the school year to the student who was a true example of what it means to take a stand against bullying. This award would be given by the class’s teacher, promoting the cause against bullying. Breanna Lynn will provide a signed EP, various Breanna Lynn merchandise, a guardian trophy and an award certificate to the teacher to pass on to the winner at the end of the year.
Example Seminar From VCS Elementary School Anti Bullying Campaign
Breanna Lynn ‘Break The Chain Campaign 2014’
Breanna Lynn’s single, ‘Stand Up’, encouraging kids to take a stand against bullying.
Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. PACER’s bullying prevention resources are designed to benefit all students, including students with disabilities.
PACER offers digital-based resources for parents, schools, teens and youth, including:
• PACER.org/Bullying: This is the portal page for parents and educators to access bullying resources, which include educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, contest ideas, promotional products and more.
• PACERTeensAgainstBullying: Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
• PACERKidsAgainstBullying: A creative, innovative and educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action.
Whether you are an educator, student, family or individual who cares about students, PACER offers the tools you need to address bullying in your school, recreational program or community organization.