A Story About Bulling by

Buddy Bear

Generations Against Bullying “AmbassaDog”

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Who is Buddy Bear?

Bear’s story is a horrific experience of being abused. Bear was caged the first four months of his life. He was kept in his cage for weeks at a time laying in his own feces and urine. He was fed a few times a week. Bear had to endure horrible suffering the first few months of his life.

This is not the last of Bear’s awful experience. Bear jumped out of a moving car window and broke his left hind leg. With all this trauma in Bear’s short life, he desperately needed an upstander. One organization came to his rescue and became Bear’s upstander.

That organization is HAWS (Human Animal Welfare Society). HAWS saved Bear’s life. They assessed Bear’s condition and discussed the options. Because Bear’s leg was so badly broken, HAWS doctors made the decision to remove Bear’s broken leg.

Today, you would not know Bear is a handicapped dog. He does everything a normal dog does: runs, jumps, swims; and greets everyone with a huge smile! Because Bear became the happiest dog and his love for children and everyone around him, he earned his name, “BUDDY BEAR” He is Your Buddy.

Remember Buddy Bear says, “Be an Upstander, Just like me”.

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Animal Abuse and Bullying Connection

There is a common tie between animal abuse and bullying. It’s crucial to make their connection and to learn the behavioral signs of bullying and abuse. Both, bullying and animal abuse, involve:

• A lack of empathy, sympathy, compassion
• A lack of love for other living beings
• A commonality in victimization
• Poor attitude toward animals
• Misconception of social behavior and expectations
• Internal anxiety
• Depression
• Anger
• Personal exposure of abuse or bullying
• A sense of desired power
• Abuse to animals leads kids towards bullying

Free Report

Understanding the Link Between Violence to Animals and People.

A Guidebook created for Crimnal Justice Professionals
Authored by:
Allie Phillips, J.D
Funded by:
the ASPCA

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How will GAB and Buddy Bear Help Bullies and their Victims?

• Teach compassion and love
• Teach how animals can be a means of therapy, comfort, affection, and be a friend
• Teach how to respect, take care of, and have a healthy relationship with animals
• Show that disabilities are special and to be accepted
• Show that it is possible to overcome hardships
• Inspire strength, determination, and selflessness
• Inspire others to want to help another living being
• Display what it means to have hope and to never give up in life

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What do GAB and Buddy Bear Have Planned?

• Children’s Books
• School Assemblies
• Special Events
• Holiday and Event Appearances
• Book Signings and Meet-and-Greets
• School and Hospital Visitations
• Make a presence with other anti-cruelty and anti-bullying organizations to spread awareness
• Sell GAB and Buddy Bear merchandise
• Television and radio appearances
• Provide resources for parents, health professionals and schools

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GAB and Buddy Bear Book Topics

• What is a Bully?
• Be an Upstander and Friend, Not a Bully
• Buddy Bear Overcame Bullies and So Can YOU!
• Buddy Bear Befriends a Bully

• It’s Nicer to Be Nice
• Why Bullies Bully
• Buddy Bear and the “No Bullies” Club
• Buddy Bear is Different and so are YOU!
• Buddy Bear Loves You and Spreads Love

Request a Visit with Buddy Bear to your School Now

Generations Against Bullying graciously ask for a minimum donation from $250 for our professional anti-bullying presentation including Buddy Bear, the “AmbassaDog!” 100% of your donation goes towards anti-bullying programs.

Note that select requested celebrity speakers and additional requested amenities may increase donation amount up to $2000

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5,485

This year over 5,485 suicides will be committed because of bullying

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85% of bullying will stop in the first 10 seconds if the bystander becomes an upstander.

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77% of students report bulling as on going.

160,000

Nearly 160,000 miss kids school every day because of the fear of bullying.

GAB Programs

Our programs are centered around teaching the students the courage to become an upstander by putting the power back into the hands of the students.

We can help reduce:

• Suicides
• Tardiness
• Absenteeism
• Detentions
• Suspensions
• Drug Abuse
• Alcoholism
• Anxiety and Fear

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Who is GAB?

Generations Against Bullying (GAB) formed in December 2012 after two bomb threats were made in two consecutive years at a local high school in Wisconsin.

The bomb threats were a direct result of bullying. Linda Lee, GAB’s founder, was inspired to make a difference and offer new solutions to stop bullying.

Our programming revolves around the idea of becoming an upstander.

The act of being an upstander is heroic. It is not suggested or expected by society. It takes incredible courage and strength. It is a sign of greatness. It is an act of love.

Historic figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Mahatma Ghandi, made their mark on history through acting as upstanders motivated by love of others. GAB seeks to inspire communities, and cultivate future leaders, through a message of love. Becoming an upstander is an act of love our world greatly needs.

GAB was founded and exists to share a message of love through various programs held in our communities and within our schools.

All of us have an extraordinary ability to change the world, and GAB strives to be a platform to tap into the inherent yearnings of love and cooperation by being an upstander in the community.

Come join us at a local GAB Community Movie Event and see for yourself how upstanders will “Change the Culture of Learning”.

“Historic figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Mahatma Ghandi, made their mark on history through acting as upstanders motivated by love of others”

Request a Visit with Buddy Bear to your School Now

Generations Against Bullying graciously ask for a minimum donation from $250 for our professional anti-bullying presentation including Buddy Bear, the “AmbassaDog!” 100% of your donation goes towards anti-bullying programs.

Note that select requested celebrity speakers and additional requested amenities may increase donation amount up to $2000

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