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#CutTheBull

#CutTheBull

It's time to #CutTheBull

 

One-in-four students in the U.S., and one-in-three teens in Canada, report being bullied. Those numbers can be two to three times higher for kids with visible scars or disabilities, according to the National Center for Education.

Studies also show that most bullying is never reported and can lead to depression, anxiety, poor academic performance, and even suicide.

Many Shriners Hospitals for Children patients have visible scars or disabilities, making bullying an unfortunately common problem among the children and teens we see. That is why we have joined the fight to stop bullying with our #CutTheBull campaign.

We have invited patients who have faced bullying to tell their stories in the hopes that they will inspire others to #CutTheBull and #SeeTheAbility. Join us and #CutTheBull too!

Advocates in our communities

 

Many Shriners Hospitals patients across North America are sharing their bullying stories. Some are talking about their experiences with students, teachers and parents in their communities through Shriners Hospitals for Children's #CutTheBull school assembly program – currently offered in Canada and in the state of Texas.

Learn more about our #CutTheBull ambassadors and this ground-breaking program that can provide your school insight into how it feels to be bullied – from someone who has been through it. We also offer advice based on latest research, as to how to deal with bullying and how to overcome it, whether it involves people with disabilities or not. 

Resources

 

Tool Kit, designed to empower kids and supporters to become anti-bullying ambassadors by teaching them how to start the conversation about bullying. 

Tip Card, created to teach anti-bullying tips: Respect, Reach Out and Respond. 

Article, written by Shriners Hospitals for Children experts provides insight into the bullying of kids with disabilities and how we can all do our part to cut the bull.

How can you #CutTheBull?

 

Respect: Let us look beyond our differences and overcome our fears to #SeeTheAbility in everyone.

Reach Out: Talk to, include and get to know someone who is being treated differently.

Respond: If you see someone being put-down or teased, do not participate. Instead, show support for the person.

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