Proud to have my new program posters available to schools and organizations.
Princess Pen Pal
I am so excited to being launching a new program with my Connecting Cliques website. It's called Princess Pen Pal. If you want to know more about this program, email me at: [email protected]
Today I meet with Congress Paul D. Tonko in Albany, New York, to discuss about Food Allergy Bullying and the Food Allergy Act. If enacted, would mandate schools develop programs to address the bullying of children with food allergies.
According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, “31.5% of the children and 24.7% of the parents reported bullying specifically due to FA [food allergy], frequently including threats with foods, primarily by classmates.” The study was based on 251 respondents to a survey of families of children with food allergies.
Quoting the bill, the legislation specifically mandates that schools:
(1) educate students, school personnel, and parents about allergy
bullying, and that such bullying is against the rules of the school;
(2) clearly define what the punishment or response may be for a violation of the rule against allergy bullying, which may include a therapeutic response, where appropriate;
(3) have in effect policies and procedures that encourage each victim of allergy bullying to report such bullying to school personnel; and
(4) in carrying out the requirements of paragraphs (1) through (3), is in compliance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. ) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. )
In addition, I've asked for a PSA (public service announcement ) to be done in behave of Congressman Paul Tonko toward @Food Allergy Bullying.
Won't you help? Contact Congressman Paul Tonko on this important issue. I want to include local people in my PSA, including Congressman Tonko.
If you are looking for a spoke person to come into a class room or school and speak about
Food Allergy Bullying, please contact me thru this website or my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Madison-Manuel-528824537231349/
From experiencing bullying first hand I realized this could happen to anyone at any time and realized most teens are ill equipped to deal with this situation if presented. I became determined to make a difference within my own school community. Because of what happened to me I began to research the causes of bullying, organizations who provide information on bullying and ways to counteract and reverse the bullying that has escalated in our youth over the past few years. I created this website discussing my experiences with resources to deal with prejudice and intergroup tensions resulting in bullying.
For the past 5 years I have been promoting my platform by talking to youth, holding seminars, and telling people about my platform any way that I can. Thank you for coming to my website and supporting my hopes of breaking through bullying by connecting cliques!
For more information about my platform I have created an entire website specifically made with resources to prevent bullying. Please go to: www.connectingcliques-bullyingawareness.webs.com