Anti-Bullying Speakers - Understanding and Addressing the Problem

Anti-Bullying Speakers - Understanding and Addressing the Problem

As one of the leading anti-bullying speakers in the United States, Joel Penton is acutely aware of the prevalence of emotional, and physical, abuse in the nation's school systems. He also understands the consequences of failing to deal with the issue. If you aren't quite up to speed on the severity of America's bullying problem, it is worth looking into the facts before learning more about how anti-bullying speakers like Joel can address it.

Anti-Bullying Speakers - The Facts About Bullying

Anti-Bullying Speakers - The Facts About Bullying

Many adults believe that incidents of bullying in high schools and middle schools are few and far between. However, the statistics paint a much different picture. According to a report, more than 70 percent of young people in the United States say that they have seen bullying in their school.

The figures reported by students are further backed up by information gathered from school staff members. states that 62 percent of school employees have witnessed bullying two or more times during the last month. In fact, 41 percent of school staff members see bullying at least once a week.

Though some of these bullying situations are over in an instant, many drag on for months or even years. Unfortunately, the end result of serious bullying is often suicide. According to the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults. Between 2000 and 2017, the suicide rate in this age group increased by a worrying 56 percent.

In short, bullying is an ever-present danger to the lives and wellbeing of America's young people - which is why anti-bullying speakers like Joel work so hard to reduce or eliminate it.

How Anti-Bullying Speakers Like Joel Penton Can Help Your Students

How Anti-Bullying Speakers Like Joel Penton Can Help Your StudentsNo two anti-bullying speakers are exactly alike. Each has their own unique take on the best way to help keep America's students safe from this potentially devastating problem. For Joel, eliminating bullying starts with helping young people to feel more positive about their futures. He believes that when students feel like their lives are headed in the right direction, they are much less likely to lash out physically or emotionally at their classmates.

Of course, Joel's efforts to reduce or eliminate school bullying don't stop there. He also works hard to teach students how to be more empathetic human beings. He knows that most acts of bullying are carried out without a second thought about the feelings or emotions of the other party. If he can teach students to stop and take a moment to consider the outcome of their actions ahead of time, he believes that school bullying rates will see a sharp decline.

If you would like to have Joel Penton hold an anti-bullying assembly for your middle school or high school students, contact us today! We'd love to work with your school in planning your next event, we will get back to you with some potential dates as soon as possible.


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