Student bystanders are a critical and under‐utilized resource for positively impacting the crisis of bullying in our schools. They see, hear, and know things adults don’t, can intervene in ways adults can’t and are often on the scene of an incident before an adult. The Bobcat Pride program empowers student bystanders to speak up and intervene with their peers in bullying‐related incidents. Since 2000, this field‐tested evidence‐based model has equipped over 60,000 4‐12th grade students in 1000 schools in 32 states, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico with the communication skills to prevent and stop emotional and physical bullying and improve school climate.
Rick Melton, Social Worker
Deb Rojas, Social Worker
Steve Sarsany, Guidance Counselor