FREE2B CHALLENGES BULLYING BEHAVIOR
Nearly one in five students, in an average classroom, experiences bullying in some form. This negative behavior affects everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Our kids deserve to feel safe. But when they experience bullying, the effects can last long into their future. To address this issue, LCE has joined with experts from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to develop a multi-sensory anti-bullying program. Free 2B uses cinematic storytelling and multi-sensory technology to bring to life key issues such as: physical and verbal bullying, social bullying, ostracism, cyber bullying, and the various roles in bullying (bully, victim, bystanders). Free2B also provides tools to report, assist and support bullying victims. A follow-up web and mobile experience extends the learning and the impact to create lasting change.
Free2B is a 90-minute educational program providing knowledge about peer bullying and the important role of the bystander.
This educational multi-sensory program is a combined effort of 15 years of research conducted by CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) expressing the voice of the youth and LCE's cutting edge technology.
This is the most innovative and technologically sophisticated bullying prevention program possible and the outcomes speak out loud.
Before the program, 61% of the students said they were concerned or very
concerned by bullying in their school. This speaks to the importance of this issue.
Is bullying as a normal part of growing up?
Before the program, 53% of the students accepted bullying as a normal part of growing up. After the program, 66% of them changed their attitude leaving only 18% to the negative perception.
Approach to the bullying victims
The program supports the sense of empathy and responsibility to help victims.
92% indicated Free2B teaches skills that students can use to stop bullying. 90% indicated that Free2B deals with issues that are important to them. 85% indicated that Free2B was a fun way to learn about bullying.
Students expressed in their own words how they felt during and after the show.
"Students can relate to it if they are the bullies or the victims."
"It does make a difference."
Teachers expressing their views praising the program.
"Our sixth grade students are still talking about their experiences and what they learned from the presentation.
I received notes from students thanking me for inviting the Life Changing Experience team and how the sixth grade environment has improved."
"You have an awesome program and I personally see the changes in our sixth grade students.
""Thanks for your love of students in creating an effective program that reaches the heart, mind and souls of each student. Job well done!"
"Well, let me just say how IMPRESSED I was with the program and the facilitators! This program was phenomenal…we couldn’t have asked for anything better."
"We all learned something new and it gave us something to think about. We would love to have you back again. Please consider us for any future showings."
“The magic of this is the science and the technology together to give real time effective interaction, intervention, and also data.”
Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD
Scientific Director at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“The most innovative and technologically sophisticated brief bullying prevention program possible. One that is feasible and can be scaled and disseminated to many audiences across the country and world.”
Stephen Leff, PhD
Co-Director for the Violence Prevention Initiative
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.