Thursday, May 16, 2013

Girl Scouts of the USA Launches Be a Friend First (BFF) Bully-Prevention Program for Middle School Girls

PR Newswire (New York, NY) May 15, 2013

"Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has launched BFF (Be a Friend First), a national bully-prevention initiative for middle school girls. Based on GSUSA's popular aMAZE! leadership curriculum, the program helps girls to recognize and intervene in bullying situations and lead positive change in their schools and communities. Sadly, statistics show that when a girl is bullied, 85 percent of the time nobody steps in to help her.
Additional research shows girls are more likely to bully others subtly, through relational aggression—manipulating their relationships with other girls online and off—as opposed to using physical aggression. The same studies also show that bullying behavior peaks in middle school, when the need for social acceptance is high, making this a crucial time to help girls learn to prevent bullying." Read More 

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