Imagine a community free of violence, where children can go to school without fear, families live in harmony, and fairness, justice and equality prevail. We envision such a place and through our wide array of community-based programs and services, work to make that dream a reality.
Incorporated in 1997, BiasHELP, A Division of LINCS has steadily and assertively taken a lead role in combating discrimination, hate crimes, youth violence, bullying, cyber bullying and technology bullying on Long Island and beyond. Our name incorporates our comprehensive approach to social justice with an emphasis on the following: enhancing the physical and mental health of vulnerable populations; conducting education to reduce bias and enhance understanding; spearheading leadership initiatives to create new partnerships, mobilize communities and promote visibility; and leading policy efforts to bring about the systemic change necessary to protect potential victims and their families.
BiasHELP, A Division of LINCS is dedicated to preventing and addressing discrimination, harassment, violence and bullying. If you or someone you know has been the victim of discrimination, bullying, technobullying/cyberbullying or a hate crime, call our hotline toll-free for immediate assistance at 1-877-END-BIAS (363-2427). We’ll help you understand your rights, explore your options and come up with a game plan that works for you.
Listen to BiasHELP's recent radio interview from January 10, 2012 at Here
Community: Developing communities - Youth Programs, Affiliations, Partnerships...
Leadership: Leading with one voice - Government Officials, Political Activism...
Advocacy: Helping victims become survivors - Support, Counseling, Legal Assistance...
Education: Changing hearts and minds - Request a Presentation, Training, Glossary...
Studies show that between 15–25 percent of U.S. students are bullied with some frequency ("sometimes or more often") while 15–20 percent report that they bully others with some frequency. (Melton et al., 1998; Nansel et al., 2001)
By age 24, 60 percent of people who were childhood bullies have at least one criminal conviction. People who continue to bully have many other problems as adults who show more alcoholism, antisocial personality disorders and need for mental health services. (www.bullying.org)
It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. (National Education Association)
A recent report from the American Medical Association on a study of over 15,000 6th-10th graders estimates that approximately 3.7 million youths engage in, andmore than 3.2 million are victims of, moderate or serious bullying each year. (www.nasponline.org)
Nine out of ten middle school students have had their feelings hurt online. (www.dosomething.org)
Playground school bullying statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%. (www.howtostopbullying.com)