Posts Tagged ‘Bullying Statistics’

Children Learn Verbal Judo, New Self-Defense Helps Resolve Conflicts Peacefully

November 13, 2011


A new organization developed by bodyguards, martial arts Masters, teachers and child safety experts is training children to resolve conflicts without fighting.

On the heels of recent media reports of bullying, cyber bullying related teen suicide, and abuse, some parents are taking steps to prepare their children for the dangers they face in school and life.

How to cross a street, the 911 emergency/fire safety system, how to swim, parents are now adding sexual abuse prevention, self-defense from depression, obesity, diabetes and BULLYING. They are doing this through USA Martial Arts Phoenix Arizona.

BULLYING FACTS:
o Bullying is the most common form of violence in American society according to the National Association of School Psychologists.
o Bullying affects 15 to 30 percent of students as either bullying child or the targets of bullying
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.

While you may think that your child’s school is taking bullying seriously, the statistics show that over 85% or higher of bullying incidences go unreported. Many more incidences of bullying take place before, after or while children are not in school.

Despite these laudable efforts to curb bullying, they do not always deflect and defend bullying attacks. That is precisely where bodyguard and law enforcement trainer John Nottingham comes in.

Nottingham, an Army Airborne Veteran who served in a Special Forces unit and trained elite soldiers in hand to hand combat, has gone on to teach law enforcement and bodyguards. He has used his knowledge of advanced threat assessment, verbal judo and non-confrontation approach to develop a specialized BULLY PREVENTION TRAINING & SELF DEFENSE organization called The Bullying Prevention Initiative International with a local chapter here in Phoenix.

I started the program having successfully taught bullying prevention for over 25 years. I was glad to see the Olweus system being taught in many schools here in Arizona but concerned for the lack of training on force appropriate physical intervention skills.

BULLYING STATISTIC
OVER 85% OF BULLYING GOES UNREPORTED

I want parents and teachers to have options to teach their children or students. We cover the full spectrum and teach different skills than other programs offer. I didn’t agree with the approaches that infringe on free speech or that do not adequately address violence, off campus bullying and other safety concerns. Our programs draw on protective tactics used by professional protectors – bodyguards.

Starting with The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative, Nottingham trained his staff and students at his USA Martial Arts school in Phoenix and conducted public speaking engagements, school assemblies and teacher training. His programs have caught on and requests came in to share his unique bully busting methodologies. Nottingham then created the Bullying Prevention Initiative International to support those interested in the bullying prevention mission.

One of his more popular programs is called “Bully Proof Vest” prepares children of varying ages to deal with bullying as well as other safety issues they might face such as abductions and abuse.

His courses emphasize avoidance, de-escalation and deterrence tactics that help children develop social assertiveness and confidence. The skills range from verbal tactics to force appropriate physical self-defense techniques to escape to safety and mitigate abuse.

Nottingham’s “Bully Proof Vest” self-defense and escape school course gives children confidence to resolve self-defense and safety issues both in and out of the classroom (where most of the bullying and abuse take place, out of the view of teachers).

Bullying is one of the most difficult issues that students, parents and educators might encounter in or out of school. However, with our strategies, we can make a difference. The Bullying Prevention Initiative International strives to offer the most practical and effective bullying prevention program available.

Learn more about bullying, how to prevent or resolve it, and more about the Bullying Prevention Initiative International organization or the Arizona chapter Arizona Bullying Prevention Initiative.

Protect your children with bullying prevention skills and strategies by contacting USA Martial Arts Phoenix and a certified bully prevention specialist to inquire about upcoming seminars based on the Bullying Prevention Initiative International programs.

info@usa-martialarts.com
602-896-8721

Arizona Bodyguard Security Company Helps Launch Bullying Prevention Programs

March 12, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Security Company Bodyguards help launch a Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Director of Training Operations of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security of Scottsdale is using his bodyguard training skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns USA Martial Arts Phoenix, a family oriented Martial Arts and Self Defense school in the North Phoenix, PV area.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.
o Misinformation about bullying is growing

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to address the issues of bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog

How To Handle A Bully – Arizona Bullying Prevention Project

March 12, 2011


Dear Parents, Teachers and fellow Arizonan’s:

Hello, my name is John Nottingham, founder of The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative – AZ Children’s Bully Prevention Project and author of Making Bully & Victim Proof Kids & owner of Nottingham Sword & Shield Security, ScottsdaleBodyguard.com and USA Martial Arts Phoenix – thank you for checking out my blog.

My mission in life is to help individuals like you cut through the BULL, myths and misinformation about self defense and personal safety, to ignite their individual power, increase fitness and joy in their personal and professional lives.

I believe I am uniquely qualified to help advise you in your journey because of being trained by some of the best of the best and my lifetime of unique work. Not to mention that I have BTDTGTT – Been There, Done That and Got The T-shirt!

For the past 25 years, I have personally helped thousands of men, women and children overcome challenges like bullying, obesity, insecurity, fear, hyperactivity, anger issues, lack of self confidence, slipping grades, and more.

Personally, I was the target and bullying as a child. But Martial Arts changed all that and my grades improved, I earned Black Belt, started teaching, competed nationally, achieved Eagle Scout and became a leader in my church youth group. As an adult, I attended college eventually joining the U.S. Army Airborne and teaching hand to hand combat in a Special Forces Unit. Afterwards, I followed my heart and opened my own martial arts school with big dreams and no money.

I started the Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative – The AZ Bully Prevention Project to help bully proof and victim proof Arizona Children. My team and I provide resources and training to parents, teachers and children from our unique 5 step method of How To Handle a Bully Without Fighting.

This process has been refined over the last 25 years and has helped thousands of children deal with bullies in their school and lives. We use an empowerment model to encourage positive life, social and problem solving skills, tactical communication, anger management emphasizing peaceful resolutions to bullying.

“When victims stop being victims, bullies stop being bullies.” -Izzy Kalman, Bullies To Buddies founder

My method was developed by putting children’s safety first then school liability – NOT school liability first followed by child safety as with many other programs. It includes elements from Gavin de Becker (The Gift of Fear), Dr. Terrance Webster-Doyle (How to Defeat a Bully Without Fighting), Doc George Thompson (Verbal Judo) and my experience helping thousands of children successfully deal with bullying.

It is the first program of its kind to incorporate Bodyguard Security tactics with the ABC’s of conflict avoidance, anger management, and the wise Martial Arts philosophy PEACE process.

Furthermore, my program won’t leave a child a helpless victim if confronted with physical aggression. Our belief is that every child has a fundamental right for self defense and that they need to be equipped should the need for self defense arise. However, physical intervention skills are only employed as a last resort, and with our unique methods, those situations are less likely to get physically violent.

If you would like more information about bullying, bully prevention training, school assemblies, home school groups, presentations or our free community bully prevention workshops, please contact us at:

The Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bully Prevention Project
“Bully & Victim Proofing Arizona Kids!”

I look forward to working with you,

Stay strong,

John D. Nottingham, 6th Dan, EPS
Founder
Arizona Bullying Intervention Initiative
The AZ Bully Prevention Project

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Nottingham Sword & Shield Security
ScottsdaleBodyguard.com

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Arizona Bully Prevention Teacher Launches Bullying Initiative

February 24, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Nottingham
(602) 896-8721

Arizona Martial Arts teacher launches Bully Prevention Initiative and Bully Proof training for Arizona children.
Listen NOW to our radio interview on Bully Busting or read Bullying Prevention Tips.

What
The Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative and Bullying Prevention Project is Phoenix based group who provide education, training and resources to parents, teachers and children of Arizona. Bully Proof Training Arizona teaches methods on how to stop a bully, school bullies and how to reduce bullying behavior.

Does Your Child Have a Bully Proof Vest?

Grade School Bullying | Middle School Bullying | High School Bullying

The Bully Solutions Project is a private initiative sponsored by a collaborative effort from USA Martial Arts Phoenix and Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards

Who
John Nottingham, owner and Chief Instructor of USA Martial Arts Phoenix is using his skills and resources to educate teachers, parents and children how to effectively handle bullies. More than just a local Karate Dojo do-gooder, Nottingham has a background in the Army Special Forces Intelligence community and whose knowlege have been shared with law enforcement, military and companies throughout the world. He also owns Nottingham Sword & Shield Security Bodyguards, a security and training company headquartered in Scottsdale.

Why

FACTS
o 160,000 children cut school every day in the United States to avoid a bully. –National Education Association.
o A majority of the school shootings have been linked to cases of excessive bullying – U.S. Secret Service.
o Studies have shown that adults who were bullied as children have a much higher level of depression and lower self-esteem than those who were not.

The Arizona Bully Initiative and Bully Proofing Project’s mission is to reduce violence and bullying and prepare Arizona children for life.

The program was initiated in 1992 in Nottingham’s chain of martial arts schools but only recently was it formed into a State-wide program and put online. His newest program is called The Bully Proof Vest Program and kids, parents and teachers love it.

Where
The Bully Intervention Project is headquartered in Phoenix Arizona.
The Arizona Bully Intervention Project – Bully Prevention Training
Does Your Child Have a Bully Proof Vest?
4731 E. Greenway Rd Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Telephone (602) 896-8721
http://bullyproofingarizona.blogspot.com/2011/02/arizona-bully-proof-project-training.html
How To Get Involved or Support These Efforts

BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION
Arizona Bullying Prevention Awareness education is supported by its partners, organizations with a focus on bullying prevention, child and youth education issues. Partners actively promote the event on their social media channels, enewsletters, and printed materials. The AZ Bully Proof Prevention Initiative gratefully acknowledges their generous support in raising awareness of bullying prevention.

Arizona Bully Intervention Initiative Blog