Let Your Have Child The Skills And Confidence To Stand Up to Bullies!

It's doubtful we will ever entirely rid our culture of bullying. No matter how many bylaws and school regulations are passed, our children can face some degree of bullying during their childhood. Our "Bully-Proof" program at the Canadian Black Belt Academy was designed to teach kids how to stand up and deal with bullying directly instead of ignoring and running from the issue. No child should dread going to school, and no child should hide in recess because of a bully. Our children should never resign to feeling like "victims." At the Canadian Black Belt Academy, we motivate children by teaching them physical skills and mental attitudes to deal with bullies. These skills are not only useful in coping with the issue at hand; they also provide a strong base of trust and mastery that can improve social and work-related experiences into adulthood.

CBBA's Martial Arts curriculum helps provide children and adults with the skills required to cope with bullies. Compare the list below to see if your child is being bullied or the bully.

Is your child being bullied?

  • Is reluctant to go to school?
  • Clams when you're trying to discuss education
  • Demands some improvement in a long-standing routine, like going to school or the park on Saturdays.
  • Want to indulge in after-school programs or play with old friends
  • After school, it seems more hungry than usual – it could indicate that someone steals his lunch money or is unable to brave the cafeteria at lunchtime.
  • Shows signs of physical discomfort like headaches, stomach aches, or nausea
  • Go to the nurse to stop attending class
  • School success (grades, homework, attendance)
  • Actions sullen, furious, and sometimes left alone
  • Uncharacteristically misuses vocabulary
  • Shows marked behavior changes after machine time or call
  • Asks for more lunch money or transportation money without explicitly explaining why it is needed
  • Has unexplained bruises or wounds 

Could Your Child Be the Bully?

  • Is exclusive – refuses to involve children in play or research
  • Persists in any unacceptable or offensive behavior, even though you ordered him to stop
  • Is very concerned with remaining famous
  • It seems intolerant and displays disdain towards children "alien" or "strange."
  • Often teases or taunts other kids.
  • Plays highly violent videogames
  • Animals Hurt
  • Watch you exclude, gossip, or otherwise harm others as parents. We have an enormous influence on our children. We, as humans, occasionally display certain bullying behaviors. It's normal. It doesn't mean we're bad people. But think frankly about your actions and then ask—do your children exhibit these traits?