Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc. (LINCS)
As BiasHELP is an affiliate organization of the Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc., LINCS/BiasHELP are deeply concerned about the impact of bullying on children as well as the impact bullying has on the school as a whole. We believe that an action is considered as bullying behavior when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. Bullying can seriously affect the emotional, physical, and academic well-being of children who are bullied and contribute to a negative school climate.
LINCS/BiasHELP are committed to reducing the incidences of bullying in Long Island schools and communities. After doing extensive research, we have identified the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program as the foremost bullying prevention program available. It is a whole school program that has been proven to prevent or reduce bullying throughout a school setting. As it is highly recommended that schools work with certified Olweus trainers on the implementation of the program, our staff have become the only certified Olweus trainers on Long Island. In addition, we have developed the STOPtechNObullying website to provide information, insight into the technobullying phenomenon and a mechanism to access support for individuals who are victims of technobullying.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
BiasHELP, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the prevention of bias crimes, hate-related harassment, bullying, technobullying, and discrimination. Located on Long Island, New York, BiasHELP provides programs and services locally, regionally and nationally. BiasHELP considers an action to be discriminatory when a person or group is targeted, in whole or in part, because of their perceived differences, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
BiasHELP's programs include prevention education, community and school-based technical assistance, support of aggressive public policies that ensure human rights protections, and effective media responses to current social issues.
Anyone wishing to anonymously report a technobullying or hate crime incident can do so online at youthwebonline.org or by calling 1-877-END-BIAS (363-2427).