27.8% of students (ages12-18) reported being bullied at school, while 9% reported being cyberbullied anywhere
Why we work as a Team
In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education released the first federal uniform definition of bullying for research and surveillance.1 The core elements of the definition include: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition. There are many different modes and types of bullying.
The current definition acknowledges two modes and four types by which youth can be bullied or can bully others. The two modes of bullying include direct (e.g., bullying that occurs in the presence of a targeted youth) and indirect (e.g., bullying not directly communicated to a targeted youth such as spreading rumors). In addition to these two modes, the four types of bullying include broad categories of physical, verbal, relational (e.g., efforts to harm the reputation or relationships of the targeted youth), and damage to property.
Bullying can happen in any number of places, contexts, or locations. Sometimes that place is online or through a cellphone. Bullying that occurs using technology (including but not limited to phones, email, chat rooms, instant messaging, and online posts) is considered electronic bullying and is viewed as a context or location.
Electronic bullying or cyber bullying involves primarily verbal aggression (e.g., threatening or harassing electronic communications) and relational aggression (e.g., spreading rumors electronically). Electronic bullying or cyber bullying can also involve property damage resulting from electronic attacks that lead to the modification, dissemination, damage, or destruction of a youth’s privately stored electronic information.
Some bullying actions can fall into criminal categories, such as harassment, hazing, or assault.
The overall outlook of the long term effects of bullying upon society is grim:
60% of middle school students say that they have been bullied, while 16% of staff believes that students are bullied.
160,000 students stay home from school every day due to bullying. (NEA)
30% of students who reported they had been bullied said they had at times brought weapons to school.
A bully is 6 times more likely to be incarcerated by the age of 24.
A bully is 5 times more likely to have a serious criminal record when he grows up.
2/3 of students who are targets become bullies.
20% of all children say they have been bullied.
20% of high school students say they have seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months.
25% of students say that teachers intervened in bullying incidents while 71% of teachers say they intervened.
The average child has watched 8,000 televised murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school.
In schools where there are anti-bullying programs, bullying is reduced by 50%.
Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety Health (NIOSH) (Sauter, et al., 1990), there is a loss of employment amounting to $19 billion and a drop in productivity of $3 billion due to workplace bullying.
Law enforcement costs related to bullying are enormous. Since 1999, the Office on Violence against Women (OVW) has spent $98 million in assistance to address campus sexual violence.
*An average of 4,400 children between the ages of 7-13 commit suicide per year and half of that number have been related to bullying.
Average of 1 person every 12.8 minutes killed themselves and an average of 1 younger person every 1 hour and 48 minutes killed themselves in 2014
Meier Foundation Facts
Our 2019 Campaign Goal is $1,000,000.
We invite you to change the world with us. Your support is needed to provide record growth and impact through our primary goals: “Tiny Be Mighty,” The Resolution Tour, Tiny Be Mighty anti-bullying kits, and Tiny Be Mighty Family Relief Fund. Thus far, we have raised thousands through book sales and have used it to attend speaking engagements that promote our mission as well as giving books to under privileged children.
TINY BE MIGHTY: THE RESOLUTION TOUR
There are a reported 48 states in our nation highly affected by the negative impact of bullying. The spectrum ranges from the inner city to the middle and upper class neighborhoods and schools. An estimated 5,000 youth commit suicide each year and half are related to bullying according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These are just the “reported cases.” Our mission is to tour nationwide utilizing cutting edge technology to create an impactful experience. We educate, empower and resolve through our “I’m Still Standing” Conferences, public talks at schools, business, and churches. We stand on a platform to deliver social enlightenment and behavioral shifting that will invoke others to have love and acceptance for all mankind. This is a serious epidemic that needs immediate attention. We need to check in before more of our children check out.
TINY BE MIGHTY: ANTI-BULLYING KITS
According to the CDC 160,000 children miss school a day due to bullying. This is a wide spread of fear because children are not equipped or empowered enough to speak up and speak out. With our Tiny Be Mighty anti-bullying backpack kits adults and children will have the tools they need to redirect undesired bullying behavior, report, and be supported through their bullying journey. We are here to break the trifecta cycle of the bully, the bullied and “the watcher.”
TINY BE MIGHTY: FAMILY RELIEF FUND
We are here to walk every step of the way with families who have lost children due to bullying. It is startling to know that in the month of December alone TBM has been notified of three children between the ages of 8 and 13 that took their lives by hanging themselves. Our mission is to extend love and financial support for incurred funeral expenses. Most inner city and low income families are not prepared for this expense; and most people in general are not considering burying their child.
Tiny Be Mighty is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation IRS Tax ID No. 81-4175466. Tiny Be Mighty’s Resolution Tour is a two year tour that begins January 2019. Tiny Be Mighty’s plan is to continue to tour in two year cycles until every major city is educated on instilling empathy early, redirecting bullying, and empowering “the watcher” and the bullied to speak up and speak out.
“No Bullies in Our ZONE”
Will begin as a T-Shirt Campaign utilizing professional athletes, celebrities, policy makers, facilitators, etc. Our supporters thus far have agreed to purchase, wear our shirts, and record a PSA stating the “No Bullies in Our ZONE” slogan. The PSA will then run on their social media outlets challenging others to participate by duplication. The agreed parties will also direct their fans/followers to support Tiny Be Mighty & The Boys and Girls club in this movement. As a result of the influencers, supporters, and engagement already surrounding this mission, this campaign has the ability to run for 36 months gaining national and global attention. In addition, the impact made by the start of this campaign will pave the way for future fundraising events, conferences, and tours.
Projected growth based on campaign donations 1,000,000 Goal
2019 - 2021
YEAR BY YEAR GROWTH
As we kick off our campaign we have a big mission ahead of us! We aim to raise 1 million dollars, within this goal, it will help take our No Bullies programs and outreach to a new level as we will be on the move to reach kids in 15 states in year one!