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Bullying.. the numbers continue to rise!!
It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
- American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center.
- 1 in 5 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
- 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
- 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
- 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
- 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
- 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
- Those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades. However, there is a lower rate of serious violent crimes in the elementary level than in the middle or high schools.
- 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
- Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers.
- Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.
- 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
- 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
- 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
- 54% of students said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
- According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
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Childrens Karate programs
Our children's Martial Arts Program caters to three specific age groups:
Little Samurai level one: Ages 4 to 6
Little Samurai level two: Ages 7 to 9
Juniors: Ages 10 to 13
Our Martial Arts programs are specifically designed to help your children
achieve fitness, focus and most importantly, discipline. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a complete myth. According to experts, the martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have reported great success with our program. Because self-control and concentration are skills underdeveloped in children with ADHD/ADD our Traditional Martial Arts program can be very beneficial. Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colors until black. Testing for each new level, is generally every three months, and is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.