Led by WQPT Quad Cites PBS, Connecting Anti-Bullying Resources and Education (CARE QC) is a community collaboration of area non-profits addressing bullying in our communities. CARE QC was formulated based on information from WQPT's American Graduate initiative. Bullying is one of the top factors in a students decision to drop out of school. The initiative is designed to help the community rally around this important issue and encourage the sharing of existing resources and best practices.
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, D.O. presents workshops on health & wellness, bullying and motivation to organizations and individuals. Learn more
Renowned anti-bullying expert Dr. Jennifer Caudle is joined by panelists who discuss personal experiences, legal and psychological ramifications and practical resources available to identify and combat bullying. Bullying is a hot topic everywhere and parents, administrators and students themselves are speaking out on how community leaders and educators can help kids feel safe in school and at home.
(Panelists: Angie Kendall, Community Education Program Manager, Child Abuse Council; Robin Peterson, PsyD., Genesis Psychology Associates ; Ellie Hoeper, Student and member of "Stamp Out Bullies" Drama Team; and Jerry Jones, Parent and Chief Operating Officer United Way of the Quad City Area.)
Learn about real-life scenarios that are happening to students, by completing the Cyber Savvy Cyber Safe Survey. Young people are encouraged to take this survey with their parents and discuss how they are using social media and technology to interact with their friends, classmates and the public.
Each section takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and features interactive resources, videos and a self-learning check. After successfully completing a section, you may provide your e-mail to be entered into a drawing for KindleFire* and to receive your Cyber Savvy Cyber Safe Survey Certificate.
(Please note: The Cyber Savvy Cyber Safe Survey is best viewed on Power Point version 2004 or newer. Some files are large and depending on your internet connection may require a few minutes to download.)
A key part of this initiative was to develop a new local program which was comprised of a panel discussion recorded and moderated by Dr. Jennifer Caudle, an anti-bullying expert and an assistant professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
In addition to utilizing our local experts, WQPT called on expansive resources provided by PBS in relationship to this topic including airing the following programs:
Enough is Enough: Porn 101 educates about the dangers of and how to protect your children from obtrusive online pornography.
Enough is Enough: Predators 101 is about the serious danger of sexual predators on the Internet and how to protect your children.
Teaching Channel: A look at three innovative approaches to tackling bullying at school.
Enough in Enough: The Evolving Web focuses on the evolving interactive web, social networking and cyber-bullying.
Also, committee members were featured on The Cities with Jim Mertens in February to promote the program and share community resources with those who could not or did not wish to join the community conversations.
Two community conversations were held at partner agencies, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and Moline Public Library. More than 50 people attended and we had frank, open multi-generational perspectives. Families were encouraged to attend together. The conversations discussed what bullying looks like today and healthy, positive, empowering ways to combat it. Attendees were given the opportunity to complete the Cyber Savvy, Cyber Safe Survey.
Books were handed out to the students in attendance. Many of the middle school aged children took books aimed at younger kids indicating to us that they wanted to read it to their younger siblings.
The Ugly Duckling
Although the target audience was middle school students, families were encouraged to participate in discussions and events together. This free performance of The Ugly Duckling hosted by Ballet Quad Cities was very successful attracting approximately 200 people.
WQPT–Quad Cities PBS
WQPT–Quad Cities PBS
Rock Island County Regional Office of Education
Ballet Quad Cities
Rock Island School District #41