Posts Tagged ‘bullying solutions’

Anti-Bullying – Bullying Prevention The David and Goliath Approach

February 27, 2012

Anti-Bullying – Bullying Prevention The David and Goliath Approach.

Bully Proofing Arizona Kids

March 13, 2011


Bully Proofing Arizona Kids

Is it a wise choice to teach your kid how to stand up to bullying? Would your child know what to do if a bullying kid targets them and won’t stop?

Some Phoenix Arizona parents are turning to a new kind of program called Bully Proof Kids by a Bodyguard trainer.

An innovative program named “Bully Proof Kids” trains kids how to effectively stop bullying using a 5 step conflict resolution approach “the 3 shields- bully proof vest”. It’s not your typical course of just talking, walking or throwing a martial arts kick.

The course, teaches 5 steps on How To Handle a Bully and begins with the 4 D’s: Detect, Deter, Diffuse, then, as the last resort, and only when attacked, Defend yourself from harm with appropriate force. The course teaches children that “nobody has the right to hurt them.”

The techniques are force appropriate, enabling children to defend and escape to safety. We don’t teach them to wait until rescue because it might not come. We do not teach them to be a punching bag so they won’t get suspended from school. There are times when self defense is required. The key is teaching children when those times are.

Physically subdueing a bully is the absolute last resort.

The program’s objective is to provide children the social skills, self-confidence and the physical options for self-defense. The instruction, and the advice is age appropriate.

“Children learn how to respond, rather than react to various types of bullying behaviors including social bullying, emotional bullying, cyber bullying as well as physical bullying.”, states The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative founder John Nottingham, a security self defense specialist and bodyguard trainer.

Schools Have Criticized These Methods

“Some school officials with so called, “zero tolerance” policies may object to our approach. But none of those have actually seen what we do. We train teachers and understand their concern about liability but our primary focus is on the safety of children. Other schools praise our efforts. We believe a suspended child is better than an abused one. The difference is simply one of education. Our approach was developed by teams of expert protectors from the fields of psychology, sociology, security and self defense. Denial is not an effective self defense strategy.”

Nottingham, a 6th Degree Black Belt Master and owner of USA Martial Arts Phoenix says that there are some really bad ideas out there right now and he and his team see it as their responsibility to educate parents and teachers before they inadvertently harm more children. This bully prevention training offers a different option, an unconventional approach with a track record of helping thousands of children successfully deal with bullying and protect themselves.

For more information, Nottingham and his team can be contacted at info@usa-martialarts.com 602-896-8721

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bullying Prevention Project
“Victim and Bully Proofing Arizona’s Kids!”
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Kids Love Martial Arts Phoenix WEBSPECIAL

“How to Effectively Bully and Victim Proof Your Child”

March 13, 2011


How To Protect Yourself From Bullying – Unconventional Bullying Advice
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/

Former Soldier and Martial Arts Instructor Shares His 5 Step Program That Will Catapult Your Child’s Confidence, Instill an “I-Can” Attitude & Provide Them the Practical Tools to Protect Themselves from Bullies

Dear Arizona Parent:

Did You Know:

• Bullying is the #1 cause of school children’s absenteeism in the U.S.A.
• Bullying has been linked to higher rates of teen depression and suicide.
• Rigby (2002), who is a respected researcher on the topic of bullying, nationally and internationally, states:
• “Bullying involves a desire to hurt + hurtful action + a power imbalance + (typically) repetition + an unjust use of power + evident enjoyment by the aggressor and generally a sense of being oppressed on the part of the victim.” (p 51)
• Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they fear being bullied, according to the PACER Center, a parent training and information center for families of children. According to the National Association of School Psychologists,
• 1 in 7 schoolchildren is a bully or victim
• Bullying affects 5 million school children in U.S.

You may be thinking to yourself, “Do I know the techniques, tools and strategies to help my child confront today’s bullying dangers?
Don’t worry – there IS a solution – but before I get to it, let me tell you a story about a boy who was the target of a bully and how it changed his life forever…

SKINNY, UN-ATHLETIC ASTHMATIC
KID TORMENTED BY A BULLY

• His father told him to punch the bully right in the nose to “teach him a lesson”.
• His mother told him to just walk away.
• His teachers never knew about it because the bullying took place out of their sight, and often off school grounds, on the way to or from school.

He didn’t want to tell on the bullying kid because he would feel weak, like a sissy, only inviting more trouble.

He was afraid of getting in trouble for fighting, calling attention to his problem. But far more than that was the pain of keeping the secret. The secret was that he was scared, frustrated and felt trapped. That anger turned inward turned into feeling depressed as the bullying kept up over time.

But that all changed. He found a way:
• To stand tall, walk proud and keep his dignity
• Stand up to the bully
• To defeat a bully without fighting

In fact, he earned the respect of the bully and his classmates
Most importantly, he felt better about himself
Plus he used the lesson many more times in the future

BY STANDING UP TO THE BULLYING, HE WON SELF-RESPECT AND HIS NEW POWER HELPED HIM HELP OTHERS

Yes, as you probably guessed, that boy was me. Today I use those experiences to relate to other kids facing bullying in their lives. You see, I’ve helped thousands of children find their inner strength, their voice and successfully learn how to deal with bullying, conflicts and the most dangerous situations.

My name is John Nottingham and I am a 6th Degree Black Belt in the Martial Arts. I’ve trained in China, Korea and all over the world with some of the best of the best. I was in the Army Airborne and taught some of the roughest, toughest heroes in the world hand-to-hand, hand-to-weapon military combatives while serving in a Special Forces reserve unit.

Today I own a Executive Bodyguard Security and Training Company, and an award winning Martial Arts school. Over the past twenty five plus years, I have helped thousands of people from all walks of life discover their inner strength and stand up for themselves in every aspect of their lives.

From children who were getting tormented school to women feeling trapped in unhealthy relationships; from employees being mistreated by their bosses to Police and Security who have to use their skills daily on the streets. Not standing up for yourself from bullying can be just like a toxin that attacks your self concept and destroys dreams, hope and goals from the inside out.

THERE IS HOPE! I CAN HELP

I’ve developed a 5 step program to help you:
1. Build your child’s self esteem
2. Learn to handle unfair aggression
3. Flip the balance of power
4. Learn what to say and do and when to do it
5. Know how to spot a “bullying set up” well in advance so you can avoid it

VICTIM AND BULLY PROOFING

This unique method is not one of those ineffective “Ivory Tower” programs you’ll see from educational institutions. The schools that have had us there see the results because it works. Our Bullying Prevention Program isn’t theory or idealistic wishes. We give you hard-hitting tools, some of them the same strategies we teach to bodyguards who protect VIPs and celebrities! We’ll we think you are a VIP and are worth protecting.

To cut through the bullying dilema The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project is working with Nottingham Sword and Shield Security and USA Martial Arts Phoenix to offer a series of bullying solutions – Victim-Bully Proof Workshops. Free Bully Prevention “5 Step How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting” training is being sponsored FREE to all Arizona Children.

What: How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting
When: 5-6pm Wednesdays during the month of March
Where: at USA Martial Arts Phoenix Tatum/Greenway Albertsons center
How much: Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com, KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix
How: Contact info@usa-martialarts.com or call (602) 896-8721 to register. Limited space available.

BULLY PROOF VEST by John Nottingham, USA Martial Arts, The Arizona Bullying Prevention Project.

The only bullying prevention program designed by protection professionals.

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative | AZ Bully Prevention Project http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/
4731 e. Greenway road suite 9 phoenix, arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

The Bullying Dilema for Children in Arizona’s Schools

March 10, 2011

Children Feeling Trapped In The Rules

o Dad says hit him and teach the bully a lesson

o Mom says just walk away from bullies

o Teacher says tell on the bully

o School says zero tolerance for fighting means you get suspended

So it’s no wonder why children are telling me that they are confused. The unintended consequence? They get abused to avoid the other consequences of getting in trouble with Mom, the school, the teacher or disappointing Dad for looking weak. They would rather take the torment than deal with the shame or pain of the alternatives.

To cut through the bullying dilema The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project is working with Nottingham Sword and Shield Security and USA Martial Arts Phoenix to offer a series of bullying solutions – Victim / Bully Proof Workshops. Free Bully Prevention “5 Step How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting” training is being sponsored FREE to all Arizona Children.

What: How to Handle a Bully Without Fighting
When: 5-6pm Wednesdays during the month of March
Where: at USA Martial Arts Phoenix Tatum/Greenway Albertsons center
How much: Fully sponsored by Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com, KidsLoveMartialArtsPhoenix.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix
How: Contact info@usa-martialarts.com or call (602) 896-8721 to register. Limited space available.

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The Children’s Bullying Prevention Project

“How To Defeat a Bully Without Fighting”
“Bully Proof Your Child”
We Teach Children How To Turn a Bully Into a Buddy!

Bullying Prevention Partners in Education
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
Scottsdale Bodyguard
USA Martial Arts Phoenix
Kids Love Martial Arts Phoenix
Phoenix Martial Arts
Phoenix Kickboxing
Scottsdale Kickboxing