Anti bullying program activities in Westchester, and beyond, are promoting a "Smart. Beautiful. You!" and making a difference. Finally, hope!
Westchester County, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
Anti bullying program activities in Westchester recently got a makeover thanks to Miss Westchester and Miss Hudson Valley Pageants, an organization dedicated to excellence, achievement and the personal growth of young women. Christina DeLeon, the Pageants’ talk show host, met with celebrity guest Sabrina Mastrangelo, Miss New York Teen 2012, and Westchester County’s Bully Expert to discuss bullying, awareness and prevention. The episode is set to air later this summer.
Bullying is a stunning, nationwide epidemic that has reached Must Stop proportions. It's manifested through verbal attacks, physical attacks, the destruction of one's property, name calling, and more recently, online abuse, a.k.a. cyber-bullying. Statistics indicate that bullying is one of the strongest motivators for school violence and that bullycide is a leading cause of death among children under 14.
Westchester County’s Bully Expert, a Krav Maga New York affiliate, was invited on the show to contribute expertise on the subject. The Bully Expert, a certified Verbal Judo Institute representative located in Somers, teaches Verbal Self Defense, a program developed more than 20 years ago by Dr. George Thompson, an English professor, law enforcement officer and martial artist. Using credentialed verbal tactics, methods, processes and principles, the Bully Expert program helps teach area parents, kids and school officials how to best re-direct verbal abuse, how to promote positive verbal exchanges, and how to de-escalate conflict. It’s a powerful program because it gives and demands both respect and dignity, and because it empowers.
As parents, kids, and school administrators across the US continue to struggle with the bullying phenomenon, and while it's clear that much more remains to be done, bully awareness and the demonizing of bullying nationwide has reached an all time high - evidenced by Westchester's very own Pageant talk show, its host, celebrity guest and bully expert, reminding us that "who we are on the inside, shines on the outside". Just one more example representative of a nation, aware and coming together from the bottom up. Anti bullying program activities in Westchester, and beyond, are promoting a "Smart. Beautiful. You!", and making a difference. Finally, hope!
Westchester’s Bully Expert, located in Somers, Westchester County, is a certified Verbal Judo representative. In conjunction with Krav Maga New York, an expert in tactical self-defense training and force, the Bully Expert teaches our youth a complete system of self-defense, incorporating the verbal, physical and ethical – the how and the when. For more information, contact us by email at Admin(at)kmny(dot)us, visit The Bully Expert online or call Krav Maga New York at 1-877-Krav Maga