Bullying Lobby Day Responses/Evaluation from FCE/BPW
Thursday, February 24, 2000
36 responses turned in
Prepared by Emily Mark, K-State Research & Extension, NE Area FCE Advisor
Report from Group Discussions
What is the most important thing you gained from the program? - SELF:
- Consciousness - raising
- Knowledge - Get information
- Take information to our Adult Children, PTA's, Churches
- Educate Children - preschool up
- Identify Behavior
- Be a good listener
- Be Aware of Behavior in all Generations
What is the most important thing you gained from the program? - COMMUNITY:
- Who are the teachers that are currently using Randy's information
- Educating communities - PTA, etc.
- Site councils/school districts
- FCE - Natural to expand lessons already in place - schools/churches/service
- Encourage schools (private/public) to address "peer abuse" as in Wamego
- Providing speakers to communities/schools to help educate
- Incorporate young teens to do dramas in area
- Place "Bullying" posters in communities/schools
1. Do you understand more today than yesterday? (1 - 5) (5 being most favorable)
- 1 responded with a 1
- 1 responded with a 2
- 4 responded with a 3
- 13 responded with a 4
- 16 responded with a 5
- 1 responded with "yes, much more"
2. Do you have plans for community programming? (1 - 5)
- 3 responded with a 1
- 4 responded with a 2
- 11 responded with a 3
- 9 responded with a 4
- 6 responded with a 5
- 1 responded with "maybe"
- 1 responded with a 3+
- 1 responded with "Not at this time,
perhaps in the future."
3. How can we gain community exposure? (Statement)
- Workshop - use of all media
- Shortened version of this a.m.'s program
- Media discussion (talk shows); reading (newspapers, church bulletins, school PTA)
- Talk about it a lot
- Start with self then others
- Educating our schools - community - athletic for summer programs
- Having similar programs in other organizations
- Through welfare agencies, schools, teacher groups, friends, families, media (TV, radio,
- Radio & TV
- FCE + BPW - if we work on this together, we will have more impact
- Programs such as this today in our own groups - FCE, etc.
- Talking, schools, law enforcement, church
- I wish I knew
- Local TV Community Programs
- Presentations speaker
- Press release, word of mouth, speaking
- Posters, banners, meetings and/or group discussions
- Thru lessons and social casual contacts
- Offer community workshop, visit w/school board members as well as school personnel
- Present programs to school groups and community organizations
- Verbalizing what we've seen & heard today; sharing FCE info w/friends & acquaintances
- Put in paper; go to school districts; thru school counselors
- Publicity, county projects as well as local contact schools
- School newsletters!!!, Site council, PTO > Identify with FCE & BPW collaboratively
- Exposure - Tell the story - newspaper, radio, public meetings, & schools
- PSA's, news articles, programs to other service organizations
- Local displays & programs - especially w/children & parents
- Collaborating with other groups, e.g. Parent University
- Mixing the groups together to interact; Local TV; websites
- Public awareness
- Show interest - Be Role Model
- Displaying posters and talking in schools 1 through 6th & Libraries
- TV & radio spots done by major personalities or someone like Elaine Johannes
- By speaking, displaying posters and telling anyone we can
- Outreach to schools, daycare, church youth groups, health depts.
4. Would you plan a drama in your community? (1 -5 )
- 1 responded with a 1
- 6 responded with a 2
- 1 responded with a 3
- 7 responded with a 4 w/one note of:
"it's very effective, will try")
- 4 responded with a 5 (w/one note of:
"if students would do this") 10
responded with yes
- 1 with: "Drama is effective - it's a
- 1 with: "if possible"
- 1 with: "I hope to"
- 1 with: "A drama would be more
effective than a dry discussion"
- 1 with: "Drama - none available -
could ask HS speech or adult
- 1 with: "No but it would be nice"
- 1 with: No response
5. Did our drama add something positive to your experience and understanding of
bullying? (1 - 5)
2 responded with a 2
4 responded with a 3 (w/one note of: "was too specific as to people's common knowledge of
bullies - need to show more subtle forms")
6 responded with a 4
10 responded with a 5 (w/one note of: "it was good")
11 responded with yes
1 responded with: "very much so"
1 responded with: "limited"
1 responded with: "Drama part - not really but hearing the kids as panel did"
6. Do you see potential for future collaboration in the community with BPW & FCE? (1 - 5)
- 3 responded with a 2
- 4 responded with a 3 (one of them was
a 3+) 4 responded with a 4
- 5 responded with a 5
- 7 responded with yes (three had these
- "potential," "great potential," & "there
is a possibility")
- 3 responded with a "?"
- 2 responded with a "???" (& one of
those had a "yes" with it)
Do you see a future for BPW/FCE Collaboration? (Continued- not included on chart above)
1 responded with a 10
1 responded with a "I don't know"
1 responded with a "Absolutely"
1 responded with a "I hope so"
1 responded with a "limited"
2 responded with "No BPW in my community" and "No BPW, Other groups -5"
1 with: No response
A. Most important thing you learned:
- That many people do not know if they are being bullied or if they are bullying.
- We need to be alert to situations where a word or an act could relieve a bullying hurt.
- Bullying is more common and pervasive than I realized.
- Liked Elaine J. presentation. Adults have control to take charge of family & community.
Everyone is responsible. Concern that teachers don't act.
- Learned that simple things can be considered abuse such as control one has over another
- The need for public awareness.
- Listening to the youth talk about their experiences and how they realized what they were
doing to the victims.
- How teachers need to be educated to help students and parents.
- What I need to do or get more involved.
- Answers to personal problems.
- Bullies can & do change their behavior & "victims" can find alternative responses.
- That being just one doesn't matter you need to empower your self. Take what you know
- Hearing Elaine Johannes.
- The many organizations and agencies available to persons involved in abuse or violence.
- Children who bully become adults who bully.
- We condone bullying if we do nothing.
- Awareness for community as well as myself.
- That there is a Bullying Prevention Program with police department.
- That abuse doesn't have to be physical to hurt a victim.
- A lot of reasons for Bullying and how it starts in an early age.
- Kids that bully grow up to be abusers & increasing MSL of criminal behavior. Also that
there is a bully program.
- Randy Wiler's website. The possibility of educating teachers to bring this knowledge into
- Bullying has a far broader reach that I had assigned to it.
- "Peer Abuse" + the 3 elements that distinguishes the differences between teasing and
- It takes my interest and work to make a difference.
- Dennis Vanderpool's work with alternative school.
- Recognizing teasing within the family can/does change to bullying.
- Discussion at the individual tables and the 4 people on the panel.
- That abusive behavior can be changed if addressed at an early age.
- The resources.
- Personal awareness of my own bullying and my being bullied.
- That bullying begins in the home and at the child's early age - preschool.
- Need to tell and listen.
- The program and website on prevention.
- Take back our communities.
- 1 was left blank
B. 1 to 3 things you would like to be done differently:
- Just had another good speaker or two if we couldn't see our legislators. Give panel
members more speaking time. Would like a little more info on Kansas Keys for
- The event was well done - good use of visuals and hearing aids. Perhaps a little more
explicit directions and a little more keeping things moving.
- More comfortable chairs. Time before lunch - a waste.
- More people. Audience ask questions to panels.
- More heat in room. More speaker system for people to use so could understand
everyone, some persons could not hear well.
- Q & A session with the panel of experts spent more time on discussion - what we can do.
Food was great!!!
- More info in advance to members. Better explanation on Lobbying so prior arrangements
made with legislature.
- Heard Suellen talk or more from her book.
- Better instructions on finding the Sweet Building. Come at a time when legislators are not
tied up in committees. PA system not adequate.
- More small group activities, with a knowledgeable facilitators to answer questions &
encourage (or discourage) discussion.
- Know that we were excepted. Mix the different groups more effectively.
- Maybe a date chosen, although probably not possible, for more interaction w/legislators.
In Kansas, weather is always an unknown factor.
- Good as presented.
- Receive some information in response to registration to prepare for legislative visits.
Direction to small groups in harmony with expected reporting. Clearer introduction of
panel. I thought Dennis was Randy because of order on discussion sheet.
- The panel was excellent.
- Warmer chairs. More & Better info to clubs to share w/members to promote this.
- I thought the day was very informative.
- I felt it was very well done.
- Mikes were turned up louder during the talks by the young children. Couldn't hear
enough of what they said.
- Better sound system - hard to hear & understand people. Time frames were not kept.
- Have Sue Ellen Fried talk to us. Breaks!
- Room #'s of legislators.
- Just a bit more time to spend visiting w/other group.
- More response from members working together. Liked agenda.
- Little warmer building. A cooked salad or vegetable choicefor those who cannot eat raw
- Environment improved. More time to talk/visit with others. Formal recognition of
legislators meeting with us.
- I think everything was planned out okay.
- More direction to presenters & participants. More info on lobbying. More audience
participation. (And a personal note: "Thank you Beverly for the great job. You did a
great job thinking the program through and producing good results."
- More organization with the discussion groups.
- More students. Young students not in the drama. Parents of students present with
- Have a legislator talk on legislative issues - state & federal. More issues on the preschool
- Motivate from the grassroots up to encourage more participation. Possible regional
- Good job!
- 2 were left blank
Requested web sites and addresses:
|Silent Witness Exhibit
SafeHome, Johnson County
913-472-9300 - Jan Abbey
Cost: $40.00 deposit, $10.00 retained upon
Transportation: Individual group
arrangement. Needs 6' x 3' x 2' flat space to
|Kansas Bullying Prevention Program
Randy J. Wiler, Director
913-642-5555 Ext. 259
Leawood Police Department
9617 Lee Blvd.
Leawood, KS 66206
Posters are available by placing order with
Randy at above address.
|Web sites for:
|Kansas Bureau of Investigation (Offender
|Kansas Bullying Prevention Program:
|Temporary/Transitional Lobby Day Web Site:
|New Developing BPW/KS "Legislative Link"
||http://bjohnson.mwis.net (no www!)|
Bullies & Victims: "Helping Your Child
Through the Schoolyard Battlefield"
|SuEllen Fried and Paula Fried; 1996, M.
Evans and Company, Inc. New York, New