AS JENNY RAN

An Inspiring Story of How a True Survivor Overcame Bullying!

The picture shows Jenny, at 15, experiencing pain after enduring years of bullying.

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The picture shows Jenny, at 15, experiencing pain after enduring years of bullying.

Bullying Prevention: About As Jenny Ran

Bullying prevention is proactive measures to stop bullying and promote safe environments. The As Jenny Ran Foundation, established in 2022 in Tennessee by Jenny Gaines, is dedicated to rebuilding the lives of children and adolescents aged 7 to 19 who have been emotionally and physically impacted by bullying. Additionally, we provide materials for bullying intervention to support children in transforming their negative behavior into positive actions, and we also strive to educate and empower the entire community in this fight. Click to Read the full About Statement 

Secure Schools, Better Grades

Bullying prevention is proactive measures to stop bullying and promote safe environments. Creating secure school environments has a profound influence on academic success. Research shows that bullying victims often have lower GPA scores, a higher likelihood of skipping classes, and an increased dropout rate.

My Childhood Experience with Bullying

Chattanooga, Tn. – I experienced Bullying as a child from boys, 2 girls, and My Parent. Sadly, no one came to my rescue. I was only encouraged to Fight My Own Battles and pretend everything was just fine. The bullying continues different as an Adult. Yet, I Love & Pray.  

Empowering the Next Generation with Your Generosity

Your generosity has the power to transform a child’s life in unimaginable ways. We are committed to assisting every child who meets our criteria and needs our support. Thanks to your contribution, we can make a significant impact on children’s lives today. Your involvement and donation to ‘As Jenny Ran’ is deeply appreciated.

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Self-Esteem & Confidence:
Our program has helped more than one child with self-esteem and self-confidence building.

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Mental & Emotional Health: Assisted more than one child with mental and emotional health issues.

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Basic Medical Care: We have provided basic medical care to more than one child.

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Bullying Intervention: Supplied? Children with a Bullying Intervention Care Package.

Breaking Silence: Calls to End Bullying Epidemic

“Every day felt like a battle,” recalls Jamie, a high school junior who faced relentless bullying. “I was afraid to even walk through the school doors.” Jamie’s story is not unique. Each day, approximately 160,000 students in the United States refuse to go to school for fear of being bullied. These aren’t just numbers; they’re stories of real people, individuals who feel isolated, scared, and helpless.

Understanding the roots of bullying is crucial. Often, it stems from broader societal issues – a lack of empathy, societal pressures, or even the bullies’ own experiences of victimization. Addressing these underlying causes is as important as dealing with the immediate problem. That’s where bullying prevention efforts come into play.

We must confront this issue head-on, ensuring that no one feels threatened or alone. It’s more than a call to action; it’s a plea for compassion. Effective strategies, like promoting inclusive school environments and implementing comprehensive anti-bullying policies, are not just options but necessities for bullying prevention. In some schools, peer mediation programs and student-led initiatives have made significant differences. By proactively addressing bullying, we do more than reduce its incidence; we potentially save lives.

Every stand against bullying sparks hope for bullying prevention. Together, we can transform fear into safety, despair into hope, and unite our voices against bullying, ensuring that every student, like Jamie, walks into school feeling safe, valued, and part of a community that prioritizes bullying prevention.

For insights on the link between bullying and suicide, see the CDC’s report, “The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide:” 

Bullying Prevention: The Impact on Children & School Violence

Children with healthy self-esteem not only perform better in school but also have improved social relationships and experience less anxiety and inner turmoil compared to those who don’t. Feeling good about yourself also enhances your ability to communicate effectively, as confidence in yourself and your message allows you to convey your thoughts more comfortably and assertively.

 

Bullying Prevention. An illustration of an 11-year-old boy standing in front of his school locker with his head hung low.

Common Areas for School Bullying

Bullying can occur in various settings, but common locations at the school include:

  • Cafeteria: Lunchtime can be a vulnerable period, and bullying might occur in crowded or less supervised areas of the cafeteria
  • Classrooms: While teachers are present, bullying can still happen in classrooms, particularly when teachers are occupied with other tasks.
  • Gymnasium: During physical education classes or sports events, instances of bullying may arise.
  • Hallway: Unsupervised areas between classes or during transitions can be susceptible to bullying.
  • Library: While libraries are typically quiet spaces, bullying can still occur in less visible areas.
  • Locker Rooms: Changing areas for physical education classes or sports events can be locations where bullying occurs.
  • Online Platforms: Cyberbullying occurs on social media, messaging apps, or other online spaces.
  • Playground: Bullying can happen during recess or break times when children are outside playing.
  • School Bus: Bullying may occur during bus rides, where students are often less supervised.
  • Social Gatherings: Some bullying incidents may occur during social events or gatherings.
 

Warning Signs of Bullying

Spotting signs of bullying is crucial for help. Look for changes in behavior, emotions, and social connections. Keep in mind, signs can differ, and some may not be clear. If you think someone is facing bullying, talking openly and getting support from trusted adults, like teachers or parents, is important to address the situation.

  • Behavioral Changes: Sudden withdrawal from social activities. Decreased interest in school or a decline in academic performance.
  • Emotional Signs: Frequent mood swings or emotional outbursts. Unexplained anxiety or fear and Signs of depression, sadness, or loneliness.
  • Physical Symptoms: Unexplained injuries or  Bruises. Frequent headaches or stomachaches.
  • Social Isolation: Difficulty making or maintaining friends. Avoidance of social situations or specific places.
  • Lost or Damaged Belongings: Unexplained loss or damage to personal items. Reluctance to discuss what happened.
  • Changes in Online Behavior: Expressions of distress or negative experiences on social media.
  • Academic Issues: Decline in school attendance. Unexplained drop in grades.
  • Self-Destructive Behavior: Signs of self-harm or thoughts of suicide. Expressions of hopelessness or despair.
  • Changes in Personality: Shifts in personality traits, such as becoming more withdrawn or aggressive. Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
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“Overall, we stand against all forms of bullying and school violence, such as racism, cyberbullying, LGBTIQA+ discrimination, prejudice, and hatred. Without a doubt, we stand for equality and justice for all students.”