Relational Aggression & Cyberbullying
Join the Louisiana Girl Scouts and Stand Up to Bullying
Aggression among children and young adults has been a national concern for years. Almost 30 percent of young people in the United States (more than 5.7 million children) are estimated to be involved in bullying, either as a bully, a target or both. Girls are more likely to use subtle, indirect, and emotional forms of aggression, i.e. relational aggression (including online cyberbullying) that harms others by damaging, threatening, or manipulating one's relationships with peers, or injuring a girl's feeling of scoial acceptance.
In 2009 the two Girl Scout councils in Louisiana were selected by the national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA, to become an Advocacy Champion, joining forces on a new Live Healthy, Lead Healthy Policy and Advocacy Initiative. We are on the process of looking for community partners to join us in building awareness and educating the state's residents about relational aggression and cyberbullying, looking for policy solutions as well as ways to stop and/or prevent this serious problem.
November 15 - 21, 2009 is the seventh annual Bullying Awareness Week. Its theme is "Stand Up To Bullying."
Become a Part of the Solution
We believe solutions should be developed and implemented in a community-based level. Please join us in making a positive impact on the health of Louisiana's children, their relationships and their future. To get started, contact Marianne Addy at (504) 733-8220, ext. 2226, or firstname.lastname@example.org.