Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 13, 2012
Mike Schafer of the Schafer Law Office will be at Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:30 to present the first winner of the Buddies Not Bullies Program with the award. The winner was nominated by a teacher and the teacher said “this student truly embodies the ‘Bullying Stops Here’ message. The student is physically small but has the heart of a giant. This student’s authority on behalf of every person, their conviction that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and to be safe.”
Mike Schafer of The Schafer Law Office has decided to help put an end to bullying in our schools by creating the Buddies Not Bullies Award. This award will recognize a student each week that has had the courage to stand by another who has been bullied or has by their consistent actions created an atmosphere where bullying is not welcome. Statistically 30% of students who reported that they had been bullied said they had at times brought weapons to school. Another scary statistic is 66% of students who are targets become bullies. Mr. Schafer is very interested in increasing the safety of our children. “Our children are our future. We need to do everything we can to protect them and allow them to get the most out of their education.”
The current research reports that a bullying incident will likely stop in less than 10 seconds when there is intervention or the one being bullied is befriended by someone else. As a parent and an attorney that often represents children Mike Schafer is keenly aware of the effects bullying can have on children. These effects can be devastating and can create scars for life.
Being bullied can have a rippling affect throughout one’s life. We need our children to be able to thrive in and enjoy school. Our children cannot do this if they are afraid of going to school.
The Schafer Law Office has been helping accident victims get their just compensation for more than 20 years. The firm is devoted to protecting the legal rights and interests of their clients. All cases are handled with compassion, personal attention, professionalism and aggressive legal advocacy.
Yulee T. Schafer
Director of Client and Media Relations,
The Schafer Law Office
1218 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40203