Before GAB, our Executive Director was focused on being a proud parent and a hard working professional, just like many of us. During this time, news of the damaging and even life-ending effects of bullying were reaching epidemic proportions. After researching the issue of bullying in more depth, she came across this statistic:
“If a child sees bullying and intervenes in a nonthreatening way, the bullying stops in less than 10 seconds, 85% of the time.”
This became the guiding focus for the founding of Generations Against Bullying (GAB). While other organizations are more focused on school administrators, faculty and parents, GAB focuses on empowering our children.
Each of GAB’s resources are created to help children provide a culture of upstanders through unique programs, education and services. GAB is committed to helping children, parents, schools, churches, law enforcement agencies and entire communities to better understand the bullying epidemic and how they can take a more active role in reshaping the culture in their hometowns.
GAB is made up of passionate celebrities, professional athletes, communities, schools, and students committed to ending bullying 10 seconds at a time.
Please join GAB at a community event to see for yourself how upstanders are impacting the bullying epidemic in ways never seen before.
WORDS HAVE STOPPING POWER.
If you see someone being bullied, all you have to do is say something. Just getting involved in a nonthreatening way stops the bullying in less than 10 seconds 85% of the time. That’s the difference between a bystander and an upstander.
In 2016 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 5,400 bullycides, which is when a child commits suicide because they can’t stand the bullying. In fact, bullycide is one of the leading causes of death in children under 14 years old.
Have You Ever BEEN BULLIED?
If you were like many students and were bullied, you probably remember exactly how it feels. You probably remember your bully to this day.
What if someone would have stood up for you?
An upstander can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Today, bullying is more prevalent than ever. Over 50 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, according to the i-SAFE Foundation. And the results are devastating.
To bring awareness about the prevalence and devastating effects of bullying in our communities, and inspire children and adults to be upstanders. Our goal is to promote and create upstander schools throughout the Nation.
To educate our children and communities concerning the importance of the love, acceptance and cooperation needed to reduce the bullying epidemic. Using our unique, hands-on, proactive approach, in combination with our creative core programs and strategic partnerships, we will provide communities with the tools and resources necessary to promote a culture of upstanders to reduce the bullying epidemic.
If you’re passionate about our mission and want to help please contact us