Approximately one in every four students experiences bullying and nearly all students will witness bullying during their years in school. Research shows that bullying can lead to depression, substance abuse, poor health, delinquency and poor academic performance.
- Provided year-round education for more than 5,000 students in nine Orlando middle schools through the Holocaust Center’s UpStander’s Program
- Trained more than 250 City of Orlando Parks and Recreation employees in bullying prevention
- Created awareness for the toll-free 24/7 Speak Out Hotline where students can anonymously report bullying
- Proclaimed October 25th as “Unity Day” in the City of Orlando to raise awareness about bullying and show our commitment to kindness, acceptance and inclusion
- Experienced 69% fewer referrals for bullying and harassment in participating middle schools
A special thank you should be given to Orange County Public Schools for allowing these partnerships to benefit the elementary, middle and high school students in the City of Orlando.
We also appreciate the partnership with our Stand up Orlando media partner, Fox 35.
“I learned that if you are not doing anything about bullying, you are helping the bully.”
Partner Update – February 2015
Julie Tindall, The City’s Office of Community Affairs and Human Relations
407.246.2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org