Teaching Kids How To Handle Bullying
By Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriffs Office // August 20, 2013
Update From Sheriff Wayne Ivey
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Community Relations Team encourages you to share with your children and friends so they understand who they can go to if they or someone they know are being bullied.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — With the school year underway, our agency is asking you to partner with us to educate our children about bullying and what they should do if they or someone else is being targeted by a bully.
Historically, bullying occurred on the playground or bus, but today’s bullies can target children 24 hours a day through social media and texting.
Recent school bullying statistics demonstrate that one out of every four kids are bullied each day and one out of five children have admitted to bullying others. Our children are our most precious commodities and we as parents, friends, teachers, and law enforcement must help guide them so they do not become victims to this life changing problem.
Research has found that teaching our kids how to handle or report bullying can be one of the quickest and most effective ways to stop the attacks.
As always thank you for helping to support the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office overall mission to protect our citizens and also for sharing this Crime Prevention and Safety information with all of your friends and associates.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision.
Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.
That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.