Back to School Advice: Anti-Bullying Expert Mr. Mojo Offers Keys to Protect Your Child from Abuse
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Anti-Bullying Coach, Mr. Mojo, is on a mission across the United States, speaking to students, educators and parents on strategic ways to stop ongoing bullying, prevent future occurrences and overcome past situations.
"Last year on my No Bullying Tour, I spoke to over 300,000 students. Bullying in schools is a real epidemic that children, schools and parents are in need of answers!" said Mr. Mojo, also known as Travis Brown, who speaks to elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country. He offers special rates for schools in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. Schools that order their class rings and robes from Herff-Jones, Inc. should contact their school representative to book Mr. Mojo as he is their sponsored celebrity speaker.
"Schools are required by law to give anti-bullying programs to students which is a good first step. I also help parents and students confront bullies with online training programs," said Mr. Mojo, whose The Operation Mojo No Bullying Tour (www.nobullyingtour.com) has created a unique way for Travis to connect to students with his life-changing anti-bullying message: Mojo UP - Leaders Taking a Stand Against Bullying!
When parents ask, "How can I stop my kid from being bullied?" or How can I get my kid's school to stop bullies?" Mr. Mojo suggests these solutions:
- Protect your child the right way
"As a father myself, this is always on my mind," he said. "First of all, keep lines of communication open between your child and yourself. Often times, the truth (and hints since teens don't always like to talk) about what is happening at school or on Facebook will come out much easier during a casual conversation. Once you are aware of any potential bullying situations, make sure to address the appropriate authorities (school, local police, coaches, etc.). Follow up to make sure the situation has been addressed and ask your child if the bullying has stopped; if it has not stopped, report it again."
- Cyber bullying accountability
Don't be afraid to look! Make sure you have all of their login information for the social networking sites they are accessing. Also, ask about text message conversations they are having and know it is perfectly acceptable to periodically check their text messages, (with them around) and email. You may consider using software options to monitor your child's use of the social media and Internet.
- The school's rules
It is the school's job to keep every kid safe. Many states have legislation that requires schools to implement certain policies and procedures. Become familiar with your school's policy. If anything is unclear, ask questions. Know who handles reporting and what steps they will take to protect your child. Work with the school, not against them, and more will be accomplished. Don't assume that the school knows about the situation (even if your child says they do). If it has not been reported in writing they may not be aware of what is taking place.
"Please just don't quit and don't give up on your child!" he said. "If you need more tips go to www.NoBullyingTour.com to get more best practices for parents and to find out how to bring the tour to your school!" he said.
About "Mr. Mojo" – Travis Brown
As a top motivational speaker, Travis acquired the name "Mr. Mojo" for his high-energy, intense content and captivating speaking style.
On his anti-bullying tours, Travis has impacted the lives of nearly 300,000 students in the United States and abroad. He is also called on to bring motivation and inspiration to professional athletes and sports teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns.
Travis has been seen on FOX, NBC, CBS, CNN, and as an inspiring coach on MTV's show "MADE."
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